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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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  • Category:Evergreens
  • Hardiness Zone:5
  • Height:10-11 m
  • Spread:2-3 m
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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.