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Concolor Fir Forestry Plugs

Will Ship Spring 2024

Plant Type: Conifer Plug

Zones:  3-7

Soil Type:  Loamy & Sandy Soils

Site Selection: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Mature Height & Width:  30-50' Height and 15-25' Spread

Growth Rate:  Slow/Moderate - 10-18" per year once established

Moisture Requirements: Average

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Plant Characteristics

Concolor Fir Forestry Plugs

Abies concolor

Sold only by the full box of trees

Now you have access to the same trees planted by the giant timber companies, tree farms and many forestry agencies! The roots of our P1 size trees are surrounded by a plug of soil which is 3.3 cubic inches while our P2 trees have a plug of soil 4.9 cubic inches in volume. Our P3 Super Plug trees boast a soil plug volume of a whopping 15.3 cubic inches, over 3X the size of its P2 counterpart! The biomass of the trees also increases substantially with each plug size increment. This includes the soil plug size, root system and stem diameter.

Specs for the soil plug surrounding the roots:

P1 size | 1.1” Diameter | 3.74” Depth | 3.7 cubic inch soil plug

P2 size | 1.24” Diameter | 4.33” Depth | 4.9 cubic inch soil plug

P3 size Super Plug | 2” Diameter | 5.96” Depth | 15.3 cubic inch soil plug

The sturdy branches of this tree add to its appeal as a commercially grown Christmas tree. Its dense form provides great cover for birds and small mammals. Cones are 3" to 6" in length and barrel shaped. The Concolor Fir will grow in average to moist but well drained soils. However, this tree exhibits a good degree of drought tolerance once established. Will not tolerate areas that are too wet. The White Fir will grow in partial sun, requiring a minimum of just 4 hours of direct sunlight each day.

Common Uses:

  • An up and coming Christmas tree selection
  • Evergreen - holds needles year round
  • Used as part of a windbreak
  • Good wildlife value for shelter in particular
  • Ornamental in the home landscape
  • Wood used for lumber and building furniture

Fun Fact:  Since the wood of the Concolor Fir is mostly neutral in odor, its wood has been used historically to store butter.

The seed of the White Fir is eaten by squirrels and other small mammals. Game birds such as grouse will eat the needles and buds of this conifer. The dense habit of this evergreen makes good nesting cover for game birds and many song birds alike. The Concolor Fir also provides excellent winter roosting. Porcupines are fond of the Concolor Fir's bark and will consume it!

Product Questions

Do you have any Concolor firs from a "blue" seed source?
Question by: Jerry D Stevenson on Aug 16, 2023, 1:37 PM
We do not have a specific cultivar that will be more blue. It will be hit or miss we just cannot guarantee they will be more blue.
Answer by: Chief River Nursery on Aug 21, 2023, 10:32 AM