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Abies concolor 'Violacea'

Purplecone White Fir

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Description

The white fir is a western North American native with flat, up-curved silver-blue needles that can grow to 75 feet with a 25-foot spread. It should be allowed to grow in an open, full-sun location so the branches can spread to their maximum width. The cultivar 'Violacea' has paler silver-blue needles than the species and has branches that grow more thickly. With time, it may develop upward-facing cones that start off a dark murky gray-blue. White firs are more tolerant of heat and drought than most firs, and are the best species to grow in the Chicago area.

Soil
Moist
Plant Shape
Pyramidal
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April
Bloom Color
Green
Landscape Use
Shade Tree, Specimen Plant
Plant Type
Tree
Hardiness Zone
3 - 7