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Fraser Fir

Plant Type: Evergreen, bare-root

Zones:  3-7

Soil Type:  Loamy & Sandy Soils

Site Selection: Full Sun

Mature Height & Width:  40-60' Height and 25-35' Spread

Growth Rate:  Slow - 8-12" per year once established

Moisture Requirements: Average

Plant Characteristics
CHRISTMAS TREE
GAME BIRDS
PYRAMIDAL SHAPE
$3.70
3-7

Fraser Fir

Abies fraseri

The Fraser Fir is the Cadillac of Christmas trees, grown for both personal and commercial production. Known for it's classic shape and notable fragrance, this conifer is the cousin to the Balsam Fir. The branches on the Fraser Fir turn slightly upward and the tree exhibits a dark blue-green color with a silvery underside. Strong, well-spaced branches make the Fraser Fir great for decorating with heavy ornaments. This is simply a beautiful tree and ours are premium quality. Grows best in moist but well drained, fertile soil which is very acidic and somewhat protected from drying winds. Buy Fraser Fir tree seedlings from our nursery today!

  • This evergreen does not tolerate heavy or wet soils, preferring fertile loamy and sandy soils instead. Soil pH levels in the range of 5.5-5.8 are ideal
  • The branches on the Fraser Fir turn slightly upward and the tree exhibits a dark blue-green color with a silvery underside
  • The Fraser Fir makes an excellent choice for a Christmas tree because their strong branches support heavy ornaments
  • The branches of this evergreen are more dense when the tree is young and become more open as the tree ages
  • The needles on the Fraser Fir are flattened and 3/4" long
  • It is common to see the Fraser Fir growing along side of Yellow Birch, Paper Birch and Sugar Maple
  • Deer enjoy browsing the soft needles, so providing protection is important

Fun fact: The Fraser Fir is named after John Fraser (1750-1811), a botanist from Scotland who explored the southern Appalachian Mountains in the late 18th century.

Common Uses:

  • Christmas tree production
  • Ornamental and specimen tree

Like most conifers, the Fraser Fir gives many species of birds a place for nesting, roosting and general protection from winter weather. Red Squirrels eat the seeds from the cones as well as the terminal buds of the Fraser Fir. Deer enjoy browsing the soft needles, so providing protection is important.