Grand Fir (Abies grandis). It is a fir native to the Pacific Northwest and Northern California of North America, occurring at altitudes of sea level to 1,700 metres (5,600 ft). It has needle-like leaves that are dark green above and have two green-white bands of stomata below. It produces green-to-reddish cones that are 6–12 cm ( 21⁄4 – 43⁄4 in) long and release winged seeds when they mature.
Grand Fir is a fast-growing tree that is used for lumber, paper-making, and Christmas trees. It has a softwood that is resistant to splitting and splintering. It is also valued for its fragrant foliage and its medicinal properties . Some Native American tribes used the bark and needles to treat colds, coughs, wounds, and rheumatism.
The current height of these fir tree saplings is approximately 10-20cm and they can be planted out all year round.
- Large evergreen conifer
- Likes well drained moist soil
- Native to North America
- Popular Christmas tree