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Abies fraseri

More About 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

Interesting Notes:

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.

Zone:

5

Height:

15-20 m

Spread:

5-6 m

Colour:

Green
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Fraser Fir Growing and Maintenance Tips

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


Abies fraseri Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Wet Soils
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Habit

Conical
Pyramidal
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Abies fraseri

Abies balsamea

Abies balsamea

Balsam Fir

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Black Spruce

Picea glauca

Picea glauca

White Spruce

Abies koreana

Abies koreana

Korean Fir