Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Silver Fir

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Evergreen Tree
  • Scientific Name: Abies concolor Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Fir
  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 40-50'
  • Habit: Conical
  • Culture:

    Unlike most firs, A. concolor tolerates relatively hot dry sites. Performs badly in heavy clay soils. Full sun to light shade.

  • Notes:

    A beautiful conifer with long soft bluish needles and a neat dense habit.

  • Pruning:

    Pine, spruce and fir trees should not be pruned as they are most beautiful when allowed to develop their natural form. It is also important to locate these trees on a site with adequate space so that pruning will not be required to keep them from crowding buildings, walkways, etc.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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