Sold in bundles of 25.
At a Glance: Large coniferous tree. Smooth grey bark with resin blisters when young. Reddish brown and rough bark when older.
Height: Up to 80m tall Stems: Smooth grey bark; resin blisters when young Leaves: Needles roughly 4-sided; 2-3cm long; appear silvery due to white rows of stomata; twisted upward so that lower surface of branch is exposed. Flowers: Pollen cones reddish Cones: Large (10-15cm) seed cones; heavy and shaggy
Helpful Tips: Grows in a wide range of conditions, in moist to dry soils that are well drained and partial to full sun. As with any newly planted tree, it should be watered during the dry season for the first 2-3 years until it becomes established. They should be planted 3-4 feet apart for best success, but expect some mortality.
Importance: Noble Fir is important ecologically, culturally, and economically. Its wood is the strongest of the true firs, as well as the largest. Its lumber is valued in the building industry. The high strength to weight ratio of the lumber has also made it useful in aircraft production. Noble Fir has become an ever increasingly important species in the Christmas tree industry.
well drained soils
nutrient rich soils
nutrient poor soils
Pojar, Jim, and Andy MacKinnon. Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Revised ed. Redmond, Wash.: B.C. Ministry of Forests and Lone Pine Pub., 2004. Print.
“Sound Native Plants.” Sound Native Plants. Web. 31 Oct. 2014. <www.soundnativeplants.com>.