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White fir (Abies concolor)


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Type

conifer tree icon

Conifer

Status

tree introduced into Canada

Introduced

Edible fruit/nut tree?

NO

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Abies concolor

Common English name: White fir

Other names: Colorado fir

French name: Sapin argenté

Habitat

Mountain regions.

Other notes

Native to western the United States, the White fir is often planted in Canada due to its attractiveness, drought tolerance, quick growth rate and hardiness.

Hardiness zone(s)

2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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