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Commonly known as Colorado white fir, White fir
Smooth grey bark and blue green foliage
Evergreen - soft, lax leaves 4-6cm (1½-2½in) long pointing forwards and upwards along the shoots.
Height - 25 - 40m (80-130ft)
Spread - 5 - 7m (16-22ft)
Conifer - female cones are cylindrical, 7-12cm (3-5in) long with hidden bracts and are mid-green, olive-green, yellow or pale violet, turning brown when ripe.
Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - adelgids, honey fungus.
Place of origin - USA (Oregon) to northern Mexico.
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
Neutral to acid soil
Tree Shape - Broadly columnar
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25 - 40m (80-130ft)
5 - 7m (16-22ft)
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5