Native to Northeastern US & Canada - Slender cone shape maturing to 50’ tall, 20’ wide – crushed needles smell like the forest – transplants easily because of shallow root system. Zone 3.
Native to the Appalachian Mountains in Southeastern US – Dense pyramidal shape becomes more open with age, growing to 30-40’ tall & 20’ wide – Zone 4.
Native to the Pacific Northwest – Fragrant needles are arranged in rows on opposite sides of the branch, resembling the tines of a comb – New growth is bright lime green, dotting the tree with soft green tips – Grand fir grows about 12” per year, and can grow very large given time. The largest specimens are up to 300 feet! Hardy Zone 6.
Silvery gray new growth turns dark green with blue reverse. Produces purple cones at a young age – Grows in a symmetrical, uniform pyramid, about 12” a year to 30’ in time. Hardy Zone 5.
A Korean Fir with superb, fat, twisted needles that reveal silvery white undersides - grows slowly to a 30' pyramid.
A Portland Nursery Staff favorite, Nordman Fir has particularly glossy fat bright green needles, with a very uniform symmetrical habit. Adapts well to different soils and will work growing in a container for awhile. Hardy Zone 4.
Native to the mountains of Spain. The Spanish Fir has stiff short pokey needles that are arranged in circles around the branches. It grows about 12-15”/yr in a pyramidal form, reaching about 12’ x 6’ in 10 yrs., 60’ in time. Hardy Zone 7.
Needles look frosted with buttercream – grows slower than species, about 6' per year to 25'.
Frosty blue-green sharp needles, grows in a pyramid shape, possibly faster than the species to 60’+.
Native to the Cascade Mountains and the Coast Range from Washington to northwest California. Symmetrical pyramid to narrow tall tree, growing 50-100’ in cultivation and much larger in the wild. Noble Fir is a popular cut Christmas tree because its strong tiered branching habit is perfect for hanging ornaments. In cultivation, Noble Firs need improved soil drainage, and a moist cool site. They prefer to be in containers for only a short time, no more than one year. Hardy Zone 5.
Photo credits to Jim Coughlin, Portland Nursery and Oregon State University.
We carry a wide variety of trees year-round. These represent only a fraction of what you will find and are some of our favorites. Note: Viewing a Native Plant will take you into our Native Plant section.