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Abies concolor Candicans

Candicans White Fir

A stately, conical specimen with silvery-blue, blunt needles all season. Notable for its large, pale green cones with a purplish cast that will eventually mature to brown. A strong silhouette in the landscape.

  • »  A large, conical specimen with a stately appearance
  • »  Large, bright silvery-blue, blunt needles
  • »  Cones are 20-25 cm in length and green with a purplish hue
  • »  Cones appear on younger branches of older specimens
  • »  Purple cones grow upright and disintegrate while still on the plant
  • »  Use as stand-alone specimen or in groupings of three or five in a larger landscape

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$675.00
  • Category:Evergreens
  • Hardiness Zone:5
  • Height:10-11 m
  • Spread:2-3 m
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture
Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Growth Rate
Medium
Habit
Pyramidal
Upright
Foliage Color
Silver
Landscape uses
Screening (privacy)
Specimen
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Abies concolor 'Candicans'

As with most fir, cones are held erect on upper branches.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Abies concolor 'Candicans'

Grows best in an acidic, well-drained, moist to damp soil. Avoid planting in heavy clay, in areas with poor drainage or those within reach of salt spray. Once established, silver fir can tolerate significant drought.