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Candicans White Fir

Abies concolor 'Candicans'

This tall, slender conifer holds its handsome, silvery-blue needles all season, after a first flush of new green foliage. Layered branching and highly symmetrical outline provides a strong vertical silhouette in the landscape. Striking, upright cones are pale green with a deep purplish cast, maturing brown. One of the most adaptable, drought and heat resistance of firs. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Best with regular watering but requires only occasional deep watering, once established.


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Botanical PronunciationA-beez KON-kol-or KAN-dee-kans
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing to 10 - 15 ft. tall in 10 years; to 30 ft. tall and 10 ft. wide at maturity.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseMass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsBest with regular watering but requires only occasional deep watering, once established.

Provide well drained, average soil. More adaptable to varied pH than other firs. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant when established, though best with average soil moisture. Mulch root zone to protect in harsh, cold winter zones.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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