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White Fir Abies concolor


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Family: Pinaceae, Pine view all from this family

Description Large dense, evergreen coniferous tree. Crown narrow, cylindrical, almost spire-like. Branches short, stout, arranged in whorls of 4 or 5, on one plane to form flat, horizontal sprays. Bark smooth gray becoming deeply furrowed, scaly ridges. Needles spiral, twisted, or upswept; green to blue-green above, two blue-white bands of stomatal bloom below. Cones green or purple ripening pale brown, 6-12 cm. long and 4-4.5 cm. broad. Scales have short bracts, hidden in the closed cone. Winged seeds released when the cones disintegrate.

Dimensions Height: 21-49 m. (70-160 ft)
Diameter: 0.5-1.2 m. (1 1/2-4 ft).

Habitat Mountains, Canyons & valleys.

Range California, Southwest, Rocky Mountains, Northwest, New England.

Discussion Popular as an ornamental landscaping tree and as a Christmas Tree.