Grand Fir

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Abies grandis

Size/Zone: BR 2-0 – 262

Sun: Full Sun, some sun or shade, or full shade

Soil Conditions: Moist, seasonally wet

Special Uses: Wildlife, forage, cover, food

Largest true fir, flat needles in two distinct horizontal rows, cones sit upright on branches.  Good food and cover for wildlife.

Habitat Notes: This fir is very similar to the more well known Douglas fir. It likes well-drained soils, but can tolerate slightly damper conditions than a Doug. fir. It can tolerate shade early in life, but needs full sun exposure to mature properly.  Do not plant in wetland soils!

ID Notes: Similar in appearance to a Douglas fir, but the needles are flatter and have 2 white stripes on the underside.

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Description

Height at 20 yrs. 40 ft. Deer Browse Low
Mature Height 150 ft. Wildlife Value Low
Growth Rate Medium Timber Value Moderate
Lifespan Long Resprout Ability No
Moisture Use Moderate Hardiness Moderate-High
Drought Tolerance Moderate  
Sun Tolerance High  

USDA Plant Database 

Wildflower Native Plant Database 

Photo Credits: The Wild Garden, www.nwplants.com, Chris Schnepf