Red Fir, California Red Fir
|These cone-bearing evergreens, commonly called firs, are large, majestic trees. Place them in groups, singly in lawns, or in forest plantings. Their upright cones vary in color -- purple, blue, red-brown or green -- by species. The flat needles are aromatic. Firs prefer moist, cool, acid soil, and full sun. Many types need some winter chill and shelter from wind. Polluted city air hinders growth. Though firs do not require pruning, you can tip back branch ends to promote denser growth. Even large trees are transplantable.
Known as the Silver Tip Fir in the Christmas tree trade, its trunk can grow more than 6 feet wide. Older trees have a cylindrical crown with a rounded top.
Attributes - Abies magnifica
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 60 ft. to 180 ft.
Width: 55 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Container Plants, Low Maintenance.
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