[a.k.a White Fir, Colorado White Fir, Rocky Mountain Fir]
Concolor Fir seedlings grow naturally from the Rocky Mountains all up and down the West Coast, and are widely planted as ornamental trees and thrive all over the Eastern US.
The Concolor Fir (or White Fir) is somewhat similar in general appearance to the Colorado Blue Spruce, meaning it is a very attractive ornamental tree with a bluish green color. But the similarities end there, as Concolor are a species with a look all to themselves. Concolor Fir seedlings are fast growing, can grow as high as 70 feet and live over 300 years. The tallest Concolor are often found in never-been-logged old growth forests in the American West.
They are known as a climax species, meaning they are one of the last species to move into a disturbed ecosystem. They then tend to dominate that ecosystem once mature…until the next disturbance [avalanche, drought, fire] comes along. Concolor Fir are closely related to Grand Fir [Abies grandis], but we do not sell that species.
Concolor Fir seedlings have gorgeous soft needles about an inch long, and produce a pleasant aroma. It produces cones are about 4 inches long on average, and point up instead of down as with most other evergreens. Concolor are shade tolerant, and grow on both moist loamy soils and drier sandy soils. This species is easy to care for if soil moisture is kept fairly constant and are not planted in full sun in an open field.
Concolor Fir seedlings: characteristics and info• prefers hardiness zones 3-7
• prefers full sun to partial shade
• mature height and spread: up to 70 ft high, 25 ft spread
• prefers rich soils, sandy loamy soils, and does well in clay soils
• Wikipedia info on Abies concolor
• Concolor Fir Sizes and Availability:
--- Concolor Fir seedlings [now shipping]
--- Concolor Fir transplants [now shipping]
--- Concolor Fir plug seedlings [now shipping]
• order using the green buttons below, or use our evergreen mailorder form
• Comparable alternative species: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, and Fraser Fir. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
These specific bare root evergreen seedlings are available and shipping now. If you’d like to delay shipment, please specify that date in a follow up email after placing your order. However, shipping season for these specific evergreen trees ends around Thanksgiving week 2018 and resumes in Spring 2019. If you need evergreen trees shipped before or after these dates, please look at our various sizes and species of evergreen plug seedlings and evergreen plug transplants, which can be shipped at nearly any time of year.