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Abies concolor 'Violacea'

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General Notes

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.

Family: Pinaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Conical Shape.

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.

Moist Soil.

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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