|Abies procera or Noble Fir, is a tall 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 is grey and smooth with noticeable resin blisters. The mature cones are 6 to 10 inches long, 3 inches wide, and purplish brown. 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. It does not tolerate high pH soils or heavily windy conditions.
The cultivar, 'Aurea' has a pyramid shape and needles that are flat, blunt and yellow. The needles are densely arranged. This fir enjoys a good amount of direct sun but prefers cooler climates. It does best in acidic soils.