Abies lasiocarpa subsp. arizonica

Blue Cork Bark Fir, Arizona Rocky Mountain Fir

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Slow
Mature Height - 20-40', forms a narrow pyramid
Mature Width - 15-25'
Longevity - Long

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious; male cones bluish and borne beneath the leaves; female cones purple and borne upright near the top of the crown
Fruit - Oblong cylindric, 2-4" dark purple cones
Leaf -
Fall Color - Evergreen (rich blue-green) needles are distinctly emarginated, pectinate, and whiter beneath.
Bark - Thick corky creamy white bark.
Other Features - Abies lasiocarpa var. Arizonica is a smaller variety of Rocky Mountain Fir forming a rich blue-green, narrow pyramid.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Zone 5-7; Found at high altitudes in northern Arizona and New Mexico but has been grown in the Midwest
Native Habitat - Introduced 1901. The species from Alaska to Oregon, Utah and northern New Mexico.
Diseases and Insects - Not extensively troubled with disease and insect pests in landscape plantings.
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Plants of this taxon:
-not currently in our collection-

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Fir.
- Other plants of the family Pinaceae.
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- Other plants of the species Abies lasiocarpa.