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Rocky Mountain Fir in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Abies lasiocarpa

 

Rocky Mountain Fir

Fir trees are evergreen coniferous trees. They can be confused with other types of conifer. The way to tell a fir tree is by the way the needles grow, and by the cones. The soft needles are attached to the branch by what looks like a suction cup, and detach from the branch without leaving a peg behind. The fir tree cones grow upwards, like candles, rather than hanging down. They are softer than other coniferous trees, and they open up at the end of the season to spread their seeds. The trees can grow very large - up to 80 m. - and tend to be somewhat conical in shape. 'Rocky Mountain Fir' is a small evergreen tree, and is the most widespread of the Abies genus. It is tall -usually grows to 65 to 115 feet - and slender, and is cold-resistant, It is a good tree for containers. and is also good for bonsai.

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plant Features
  • Rocky Mountain Fir likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Rocky Mountain Fir likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Rocky Mountain Fir is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Rocky Mountain Fir likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Rocky Mountain Fir

Latin name

Abies lasiocarpa

type

Conifer

family

Pinaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.3 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Rocky Mountain Fir likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Rocky Mountain Fir is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Rocky Mountain Fir likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Rocky Mountain Fir likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Rocky Mountain Fir is 9.00meters x 35.00meters 9.00 M 35.00 M

Abies lasiocarpa

Fir trees are evergreen coniferous trees. They can be confused with other types of conifer. The way to tell a fir tree is by the way the needles grow, and by the cones. The soft needles are attached to the branch by what looks like a suction cup, and detach from the branch without leaving a peg behind. The fir tree cones grow upwards, like candles, rather than hanging down. They are softer than other coniferous trees, and they open up at the end of the season to spread their seeds. The trees can grow very large - up to 80 m. - and tend to be somewhat conical in shape. 'Rocky Mountain Fir' is a small evergreen tree, and is the most widespread of the Abies genus. It is tall -usually grows to 65 to 115 feet - and slender, and is cold-resistant, It is a good tree for containers. and is also good for bonsai.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant in slightly acidic soil in a sunny site. Dig a hole bigger than the root-ball, and put in some organic compost into the hole, before planting the tree.

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed in early Spring in a pot of seed compost. Transplant to permanent sit whn the seedling is big enough to handle, and after it has been hardened off.

 
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