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Grand Fir

Abies grandis

Description:
Native to Seattle, the grand fir is truly grand. The glossy green foliage has a citrusy scent when crushed. This native conifer's narrow habit and rounded top makes it a beautiful yard tree when given room to grow. It makes a great home for wildlife.

Power Line Approved: No

Min. street tree planting width: 12 feet

Mature Height: 80-90 feet

Mature Spread: 20 feet

Tree Shape: Pyramidal

Where to Plant: Excellent yard tree. Give it room to grow.

Leaves:
Two-ranked, flat needles are glossy green above with white bands below. They have a great "woodsy" smell when crushed.

Fruit:
3-4" upright cones near the tops of tree.

Preferred Site Conditions:
Full sun to light shade. Prefers moist but well drained soil. Adapts well to a variety of soil conditions.

Potential Problems:
Balsam wooly adelgid may be a potential problem but not serious.

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 15 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections

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