The Grand Fir is excellent for reforestations or singular tree in a garden or park for its ornamental value. Fast growing. Timber and ornamental.
It is a large evergreen conifer growing to 40-70 m tall. Needle-like leaves. The leaf arrangement is spiral on the shoot, but with each leaf variably twisted at the base so they all lie in two more-or-less flat ranks on either side of the shoot. The cones are 6-12 cm long and 3.5-4.5 cm broad. The the scale bracts are short, and hidden in the closed cone.
Depending on the geographical areas and altitude sowing can take place from March to April. Stratify in cold to 4ºC the seeds for 30-60 days before the sowing. It is possible to use a sowing substrate for potting or soil from the garden together with a sowing substrate if the sowing is made directly into the garden. The substrate must be wet but not soggy until the germination is completed.