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What is a concolor fir?

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The concolor fir, also known as the white fir, is an evergreen tree native to the western United States, including the Rocky, Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges.

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In California, young concolor firs are used in holiday decorations. They have small needles arranged in rows with a blue-green tip. The trees retain their needles well after being cut and have a pleasant aroma. Saplings take up to 11 years to reach the size required for this use. In the eastern United States, landscapers use concolor firs as ornamentals. The trees provide a contrast to the darker green of other conifers. Concolor firs used in home landscaping mature to a 50-foot height with a 20-foot spread.

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