Trees by Genus

Genus 'Abies'

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Abies alba
Abies amabilis
Abies bracteata
Abies cephalonica
Abies concolor
Abies concolor var. lowiana
Abies delavayi
Abies delavayi var. forrestii
Abies delavayi var. georgii
Abies firma
Abies grandis
Abies homolepis
Abies koreana
Abies lasiocarpa
Abies magnifica
Abies nordmanniana
Abies numidica
Abies procera
Abies veitchii

Abies grandis (Grand Fir)

Abies grandis

Also known as: Giant Fir

Native: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, south to California.

Location: Now widely used as a forestry tree, due to its remarkably fast growth rate and tolerance to soil conditions. They are found in large gardens and planted woods.


Has a strong tangerine smell when crushed, and needles have two bright white bands on undersides.

Pollen and Seed Cones

Abies grandis

Male cones are smaller than other silver firs and are produced only in the upper part of the tree and shed pollen in April.

Mature Cones

Abies grandis

The mature cones are 7cm to 8cm ripening to dark brown in October from a lovely bright green.