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Abies grandis – 5 seeds – Grand fir


Abies grandis – Grand Fir
Origin: North America

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Common name: Grand fir, Vancouver fir, Oregon fir, White fir
Family: Pinaceae
Origin: North America
Mature height: 25 to 60 meters
Hardiness: -20 ° C and more
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: conifer
Vegetation: perennial
Foliage: persistent
Flowering: spring
Flower color: red male flowers, green for females
Soil type: all types except limestone
Watering: very little
Use: Christmas tree, isolated in the garden
Diseases and harmful insects: armillary (fungus).

Seed conservation: 3 years in a dry place protected from light at 3/4 ° C (refrigerator)

The white fir has a slender, conical shape. Its trunk is straight and covered with a smooth bark of gray color in young individuals. As we age, the bark cracks.

The branches have a drooping spreading habit. The needles are medium green on the upper side and pale green on the underside. They are arranged on a horizontal plane, round, flexible and measure 3 to 6 centimeters long.

The tree is monoecious. Flowers appear in April, male flowers are red, and female flowers are green. They give a fruit called a cone. This one measures 5 to 11cm long and is of an ovoid cylindrical shape with a scaly appearance. The cones appear only after 50 years, they contain the seeds.

The Oregon fir is used and renowned in the production of Christmas trees.

To be used in the garden as an ornamental tree.

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