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Abies concolor
White fir

Culture: The white fir refers moist, well-drained sandy-loam soils. Although it has a shallow and wide-spreading root system, it is not as susceptible to drought as most other firs. It is relatively maintenance free, and is a probably the best fir for Midwest region.

No serious pests in the Midwest, but it is severely damaged by dwarf mistletoe, fir engraver beetle, and various wood rots in the west.

Usage: Valued for its silvery green foliage, the formal habit makes it useful as a specimen tree, for screening, or in mass plantings.

 
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