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Trees
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Abies lasiocarpa
Rocky Mountain Fir, Alpine Fir
 
Category: Trees
Hardiness Zone: 5 to 7a
AHS Heat Zone: 7 to 3
Light: Full sun
 

Description
A large, narrowly pyramidal tree with corky, grayish-white bark and densely arranged pale bluish-green foliage covered with a waxy coating. Dark purple oblong cones are 2 to 4" long and ripen to a brown color.

Plant Profile
Family Pinaceae
Origin Alaska to Oregon, Utah, New Mexico
Height 100' to 160'
Growth Habit Pyramidal
Growth Rate Slow to Moderate
Foliage Colors Pale bluish-green
Fruit Colors Dark purple maturing to brown
Bark Colors Grayish or chalk white
Soil Type Fertile
Soil Moisture Moist to dry, Well-drained
Soil pH Acid to neutral
Uses Specimen, Winter Interest

Nice to know
Tolerant of heat and cold.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


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