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PlantFiles: Colorado Fir, Concolor Fir, White Fir
Abies concolor 'Gable's Weeping'

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Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abies (A-bees) (Info)
Species: concolor (KON-kol-or) (Info)
Cultivar: Gable's Weeping

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Category:
Shrubs
Trees
Conifers

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral DixieFir On Sep 25, 2011, DixieFir from Suffolk, VA wrote:

This tree does fairly well in Zone 7b. So much so that a local Christmas tree farm relies heavily on Concolors for much of their stock. My own experience has been clear cut. White firs planted amongst large pines do not survive, but they do outstanding when planted almost anywhere else. I do believe this is due to the higher acidic level near pines (particularly some of my full grown Virginia pines). Concolors seem to prefer more neutral to alkaline soils. I am open to being quite wrong about this however.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 5, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Description :
Very attractive & very dwarf, this spreading mounder (to only 20"across in 20 yrs) has short gry-grn needles on prostrate pendulous brs. Sun-PSh/Med

Leaf Retention : Evergreen
Growth: Slow growth
Uses: Bonsai
Hardiness : -30 to -20F
Origin:
Habit: mound


Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Boise, Idaho
Suffolk, Virginia
Bainbridge Island, Washington



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