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Abies alba

Silver Fir

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Description

The silver fir is an evergreen conifer. Its bicolored needles are dark green on top and white underneath, giving the tree a silvery appearance. A European native, it can reach more than 100 feet in height. Pine-scented essential oils from this tree are used in the perfume industry. Firs are mostly narive to mountainous regions, where they grow in rich, acid soil. They are not very tolerant of hot, dry summers or pollution.

Soil
Moist
Plant Shape
Pyramidal
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April, May - June
Bloom Color
Green
Landscape Use
Shade Tree, Specimen Plant
Plant Type
Tree
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8