Grand Fir, Lowland Fir
|These cone-bearing evergreens, commonly called firs, are large, majestic trees. Place them in groups, singly in lawns, or in forest plantings. Their upright cones vary in color -- purple, blue, red-brown or green -- by species. The flat needles are aromatic. Firs prefer moist, cool, acid soil, and full sun. Many types need some winter chill and shelter from wind. Polluted city air hinders growth. Though firs do not require pruning, you can tip back branch ends to promote denser growth. Even large trees are transplantable.
The largest of Firs, it grows best in the cool, moist conditions of its native Northwest and in parts of California. Remove bottom branches of tall trees to allow sunlight for gardening below.
Attributes - Abies grandis
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 100 ft. to 250 ft.
Width: 30 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance.
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