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Noble Fir

Scientific name

Abies procera


Noble Fir is a large, long-lived, attractive coniferous tree species that typically grows between 15 and 30 m in height. The bark is gray colored, smooth, and covered in resinous blisters. The needles are flat, blueish green colored, and have two white bands on the undersides. The seed cones are large, green when young, and change a distinctive purplish brown when mature. The seed cones and nesting habitat are beneficial to wildlife, including birds and small mammals. It is easy to grow and is low maintenance. This tree is often used as a Christmas tree.

Planting conditions

Noble Fir grows best in moist to normal conditions with full sun exposure. It prefers well-drained, cool loam soil types. Tolerates acidic soil and shallow rocky soil if it still has adequate moisture. It is intolerant of alkaline soil, steep slopes, and drought. This tree can be naturally found in moist forests and along riparian areas in the Pacific Northwest.


  • Plant height:
    • Any
    • Over 3m
  • Moisture level:
    • Normal
    • Moist
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Loamy
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
  • Eco Zone:
    • 7b
  • Plant type:
    • Tree
  • Height:
    • 15-30 m
  • Spread:
    • 5 m