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VIOLACEA WHITE FIR
Abies concolor 'Violacea'
Has silver-blue foliage. Grown in a large open area can become a wonderful specimen tree.
Has fragrant Bark and Leaf.
Native to Southwestern United States.
Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 40 - 50 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Needle, Silver Gray, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Red. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Cone, fruiting in Fall or Winter.
Bark Light Gray, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Very Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 3.
USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 7.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids and Beetle Borers, Mistletoe, Armillaria, Root Rot and Rust.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Attracts Birds and Squirrels.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Abies concolor 'Violacea' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
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