Abies concolor is a species of medium- to large-size fir native to the mountains of western North America. White fir has citrus scent and grows 80 to 140 feet tall. Soft, long-holding needles make white fir a popular Christmas tree.
- Leaves are needlelike, at least four times longer than wide.
- Needles occur singly, not in clusters.
- Buds are round or egg-shaped and have blunt tips.
- Needles are attached directly to the stem.
- Mature needles are 1 to 2 inches long.
- Needles spread horizontally and are 1¼ to 2 inches long.
- Needles have pointed tips and have white bands on upper and lower surfaces.