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Giant Fir

Abies grandis

Also known as

Grand fir, Giant fir

Abies grandis needles by Sten Porse (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

70m

Max

8m

40m

Min

4m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    This plant has no fragrance

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    Giant Fir Overview

    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.

    Common problems with Giant Fir

    Generally trouble free

    How to propagate Giant Fir

    Seed

    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.

    Other uses of Giant Fir

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