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PlantFiles: Grand Fir
Abies grandis

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abies (A-bees) (Info)
Species: grandis (GRAN-dees) (Info)

Synonym:Abies aromatica
Synonym:Abies excelsior
Synonym:Abies gordoniana
Synonym:Abies occidentalis
Synonym:Abies parsonii

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over 40 ft. (12 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral smiln32 On Aug 1, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Native to Southern British Columbia south along Pacific coast to California, also in central Idaho and eastern Oregon. Commonly found at low elevations in the area.

Also, this conifer is actually much larger than stated in the section above. It's name "grandis" means "LARGE" and it can get anywhere from 100-250 feet tall. It is very adaptable, too, and doesn't have much preference for soil type. It is sometimes grown as a Christmas tree.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Boise, Idaho

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