Fraser Fir

Abies fraseri

  • Slender specimen with an overall pyramidal shape
  • Horizontal branch structure with glossy, dark green needles
  • Underside of the needle displays two silver bands
  • Purple cones grow upright and disintegrate while still on the plant
  • Lends itself to both specimen or group plantings
  • A popular cut Christmas tree

ZONE:
5

HEIGHT:
15-20 m

SPREAD:
5-6 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Suitable for a moist, well-drained soil. Benefits from shearing if a formal conical shape is desired.

Additional Notes about Fraser Fir:


The Fraser fir is native to isolated areas of the Appalachian Mountains in the United States and the common name honours the Scottish botanist John Fraser, who discovered this plant.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green (dark)
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen