ELEGANT BLUE NEEDLES IN PYRAMIDAL FORFEATURES:
Blue toned needles glisten throughout the year
- Its pyramidal form makes for a sophisticated, stately look
- Cold hardy and easy to grow
- Drought tolerant and deer resistant
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 3-7
- Mature Height: 40-70' tall
- Mature Width: 20-40' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 30-50' apart
Why plant Concolor Fir?
Useful and so elegant, Concolor Fir is an exquisite evergreen tree that can be employed as a premium privacy screen, a handsome windbreak, or simply as a regal specimen in your landscape. However you use it, it will shine all year-round with its blue-dusted needles and its neat, pyramidal shape. Robins and other songbirds like Concolor Fir, too, for the shelter it provides, and a family may take up residence in the safety of its branches. After many years, the seeds will feed local wildlife as well. A wonderful western native that is also suitable for midwestern and northeastern gardens.
The spirit of the West! Concolor Fir is a majestic evergreen tree that you’re sure to see while on vacation in Colorado Springs or at Yosemite National Park in California. A major component of the coniferous forests of the Rockies and Sierra Nevada, it is an iconic resident of the West. It stands tall and proud, with rugged, furrowed bark and graceful branches clothed in fragrant, blue-green or blue needles that are soft to the touch. Concolor Fir is also known as White Fir or Silver Fir because of the glaucous, pale coating on its needles. Think of it as a Blue Spruce you can hug!
How to use Concolor Fir in the landscape?
Concolor Fir is sometimes grown as a Christmas Tree. With is strong branches, beautiful bluish color, and citrus scent, it’s a pleasure to decorate during the holidays. You can use yours as an outdoor Christmas Tree that will get more impressive each year!
Hardiness Zone: 3-7
How To Plant Concolor Fir
Unlike most other Fir Trees native to the western states, Concolor Fir is quite adaptable, and can be grown successfully in the Northeast and Midwest (it may struggle in the Deep South). Give it full sun if possible (it will survive in light shade) and soil that drains well. Heavy clay generally spells trouble with this species. Once established, Concolor Fir gets by on minimal water, but irrigation during dry spells will speed growth. Constantly wet soil, however, will shorten its life. This tree does not appreciate “wet feet.” Otherwise, problems are few.
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements Fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.
How To Prune
Do not expect much need for pruning on your White Fir. If it needs a little help to stay full, it is OK to shear your fir in late winter or very early spring. Make your cuts in the previous years growth only, do not cut in to old wood. Check the leader while your tree is young and in reach. If it develops two leaders be sure to remove one of them. You can do this in late winter as well.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks to be delivered. - Sizes Large (AA) and smaller (Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
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- Phone: 866-873-3888
- Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).