Adapted to southern Colorado between 6,000 to 9,000 ft elevation. Thrives on dark, protected north slopes.
Does not establish easily on the plains of Elbert/El Paso counties, but may adapt give protection in the seedling stage. Has Christmas tree shape.
Features:Scientfic Name: Abies concolor
Growth Habit: Dense
Growth Rate: Slow
Max. Height (ft): 100
Max Width/Spread (ft): 35
Life Span: Long
Cold Hardiness: Excellent
Drought Resistance: Very Good
Elevation Range: 9000
Wildlife Value: Good
Wildlife Notes: Food value for upland game and songbirds
Seasonal Color: Bluish Evergreen
Possible Insect Issues: spruce budwork, douglas-fir tussock moth
Possible Disease Issues: needlecast, root rot
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