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