Slower growing, pyramidal conifer with dark green bristly needles covering branches and twigs for an interesting visual effect. Better tolerance of hot and dry conditions. Does not do well in clay soils, but tolerant of acidic soils and slightly alkaline soils. Best in full sun, but can tolerate partial shade. Perhaps the only fir that has shown success as a street tree. Missouri Botanical Garden: "Trees are native to mountain slopes and generally have better tolerance for hot and dry conditions than many other trees in this genus." Features: evergreen. Full sun to partial shade.