Abies grandis

Tracheophyta PinopsidaPinaceaeAbiesAbies grandis


An evergreen tree of plantations and estate woodland, and an ornamental in parks, estates and large gardens. Though mainly grown in fertile soils in sheltered sites, it can thrive on poorer soils and survive in exposed situations. It occasionally regenerates from self-sown seed. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of western N. America; widely planted in N. & C. Europe.

Distribution information

Weighted Changed Factor: 60

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)


Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

FNAEC (1993b)
James NDG
1982.  The Forester's Companion.
Mitchell (1972