Noble Fir is a Western North American Fir, native to the Cascade Range and Coast Range mountains of extreme northwest California, Oregon and Washington in the United States. It is a high altitude tree, typically occurring at 980 to 4,900 feet. It is a tall needled evergreen reaching 270 feet in native stands, generally 50 to 100 feet in cultivation. It has a symmetrical, narrow growth habit with blue-green conifer needles. The bark on young trees is smooth, grey with resin blisters, becoming red-brown, rough and fissured on old trees. The cones are erect 4 to 10 inches long, 3 inches wide with purple scales ripening to brown and disintegrating to release the winged seeds in the fall. It is a medium to slow grower, reaching 75 feet in 30 to 60 years. It likes moist well drained conditions with sun or partial shade and can do well in rocky soils if there is enough moisture. Zone: 5 to 7 Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate Plant Type: Needled Evergreen Conifer Family: Pinaceae Native Range: Northwestern United States Height: 50 to 100 feet, Can reach over 250 feet in wild. Shape: Slightly tapered cylindrical. Sun: Full Sun Fall Color: Evergreen Drought Tolerance: Low to Moderate Water: Moderate Maintenance: Low Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Prefers moist, cool, well-drained, soil. Uses: Specimen, Parks, Lawns, Christmas Tree, Bonsai
The Noble Fir is a tall Fir tree that can reach heights of 50 to 100 feet in landscape conditions and 180 to 270 feet in native strands. The Noble Fir is a slow to medium growing tree - growing 75+ feet in 30 to 60 years.
Soil Type: Prefers a moist, deep, cool, well-drained soil, sun or partial shade. Dislikes high PH soils, windy conditions.