The Dirty Gardener Abies Grandis Grand Fir Trees
Grand fir (Abies grandis), also called lowland white fir, balsam fir, or yellow fir, is a rapid-growing tree that reaches its largest size in the rain forest of the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. Large evergreen tree reaching heights of 300 feet. Great for parks and other large areas. Soil Type: Prefers moist, deep, well-drained, acidic soil. Zones: 4 to 8. Germination Range: 50-70%. Stratification Requirement: 14-21 daysÕ cold moist stratification. One tree in that area measures 200 cm (78.9 in) in d.b.h., 70.4 m (231 ft) tall, and has a crown spread of 14 m (46 ft). The species also has historic significance. The famous Barlow Road snub-trees on the south side of Mount Hood in Oregon were grand firs. They were used by early settlers to control the rate of descent of their covered wagons on a particularly steep slope in their trek from east to west. Some of the rope-burned trees are still standing after 150 years. Hardy in zones 6-9. Also makes a spectacular bonsai!
- Spruce up properties with these Grand Firs
- Great for parks and other large areas
- Grows up to 100 to 300 feet tall
- Grows well in zones 4-8