Abies grandis (Grand Fir)
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
Male cones are smaller than other silver firs and are produced only in the upper part of the tree and shed pollen in April.
The mature cones are 7cm to 8cm ripening to dark brown in October from a lovely bright green.