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Winter Gold White Fir

Abies concolor 'Winter Gold'

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Winter Gold White Fir (Abies concolor 'Winter Gold') at Weston Nurseries

Winter Gold White Fir

Winter Gold White Fir

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Winter Gold White Fir (Abies concolor 'Winter Gold') at Weston Nurseries

Winter Gold White Fir foliage

Winter Gold White Fir foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Wintergold, Silver Fir, Concolor Fir, Colorado Fir


Blue-green needles turning to striking gold for the fall and winter; a small cultivar with lovely, tiered, horizontal branches, low maintenance and wind tolerant for a fir; ideal for color accent in the garden

Ornamental Features

Winter Gold White Fir has attractive bluish-green foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Winter Gold White Fir is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

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.

Winter Gold White Fir is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Winter Gold White Fir will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Garden 
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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