Blue Cork Bark Fir, Arizona Rocky Mountain Fir
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - SlowMature Height - 20-40', forms a narrow pyramidMature 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 crownFruit - Oblong cylindric, 2-4" dark purple conesLeaf - Fall Color - Evergreen (rich silvery 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. Cultivar 'Arizonica Glauca' has a more silvery needle, similar to 'Argentea'Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Zone 5-7; Found at high altitudes in northern Arizona and New Mexico but has been grown in the MidwestNative 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.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Fir.- Other plants of the family Pinaceae.- Other plants of the genus Abies.- Other plants of the species Abies lasiocarpa.