Abies concolor 'Candicans'
Four Seasons Garden Walk
Grows in full sun to part shade in rich, moist, sandy soil with good drainage. It is adaptable to poor soil and can tolerate some drought after established.
The White Fir, also known as the Colorado Fir, is medium in size, slow growing, evergreen with soft blueish or silver-gray needles. Native to the western United States, it can grow 40 to 70 feet tall and spread 20 to 30 feet in the residential landscape.
No serious insect or disease problems but can be affected by balsam woolly adelgid, bark beetles, spruce budworms, aphids, bagworm, scale, spider mites, root rot, needle rust, and twig blight.
The White Fir is a large ornamental tree that has winter interest. It is used as a specimen in landscapes.
Because the wood lacks a distinctive odor, white firs were once used for tubs in which butter was stored.