Giant Fir

Abies grandis

Grand Fir, Giant Fir, Grand Fir, Lowland Fir, Lowland White Fir, Yellow Fir, Silver Fir, White Fir

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A large tall softwood conifer with aromatic needles making it a popular choice of Christmas tree. This fast-growing plant can reach mature height within 20 years. It produces large red/brown cones and the pale cream timber is used for paper making, packing crates & construction. It grows best in acidic soil, shade-tolerant & likes heavy rainfall.
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Propagation

Cuttings

Take 10-20cm heeled stem cuttings, softwood in late spring/early summer or hardwood in autumn once the tree is in the dormant stage. Softwood cuttings root quickly, but are tender and need the moisture monitored to prevent drying out.

Special features

Origin

America, North, America

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

Low maintenance tree used either as an architectural focal point or part of a wind breaking screen/hedge.

Personality

Family

Pinaceae

Scent

None

Problems

Generally trouble free

Related Problems

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