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Masonic Broom White Fir*

Abies concolor 'Masonic Broom'

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Masonic Broom White Fir (Abies concolor 'Masonic Broom') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Masonic Broom White Fir

Masonic Broom White Fir

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Masonic Broom White Fir (Abies concolor 'Masonic Broom') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Masonic Broom White Fir foliage

Masonic Broom White Fir foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Silver Fir, Concolor Fir, Colorado Fir

Description:

A hardy, dwarf fir with a compact, mounding habit; great for small spaces; attractive blue-green needles have subtle gold tinges for a delightful effect; low maintenance evergreen shrub for the garden

Ornamental Features

Masonic Broom White Fir has attractive silvery blue foliage edged in gold. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Masonic Broom White Fir is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Masonic Broom White Fir is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Masonic Broom White Fir will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Masonic Broom White Fir makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Rock  Garden  Container 
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