White Fir

Photo of the Tree

The white fir can reach 132 feet high (40 metres). It is found in the central United States and western Canada.

Its foliage is a bluish-green, with the needles curved upwards on the twigs. The bluish hue of the needles are the reason for this tree's appeal. The needles also give off a pleasant citronella odour when crushed.

The white fir is very hardy and is found on a variety of soils. It is quite tolerant of drought and shade, and grows rapidly. However, its growth is hindered on sandy, acid soils.

This species is widely used in landscaping.


Leaf

Photo - Leaf

Needles, single, flat, curved toward twigs, bluish-green.