Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri)
The Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) is a tall Fir tree that has short dark-green needles with silver undersides. With its compact, pyramidal shape, and long-lasting aroma, it has become one of the classier conifers! Fraser Fir is a medium-sized, dense evergreen tree has wood that is light, soft; not strong and coarse-grained.
With dense needles that form in short spiked bottlebrushes all over the entire stem. Featuring a lovely green hue, the stems become accented with small colorful young cones that develop into long, finely scaled dangling brown cones by autumn.
It has continued to edge out all other species by major retailers because of its endurance, marketability, and functionality. It is grown extensively for Christmas trees in North Carolina, where it is ranked as the number one Christmas tree by the Christmas tree industry!
Because of this density and compactness, Fraser Fir is a great ornamental and Christmas tree. The Fraser Fir has soft needles, incomparable needle retention, a long-lasting aroma, and strong branches for even the heaviest ornaments! Don’t take too many branches for crafts and winter décor, because you’ll want to keep the to-the-ground privacy they provide! But if you do prune any of their limbs, you’ll enjoy fragrant boughs for wreaths, bouquets and outdoor planter decorations.
These are iconic front yard specimen trees and provide incredible focal points and eye-catching features for your landscape! These trees are a boon to songbirds and wildlife! The dense branching is safe haven and protection from the elements for a wide range of bird species. Fraser Firs will protect you and your home as well by way of becoming incredible windbreaks, shelterbelts and hold back drifting snows.
This Fir tree is relatively low-maintenance and usually looks its best without pruning, although it can take some pruning. It will grow in most locations but must have good drainage, does best in full sun to partial shade, prefers moist to wet soil, and has a strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. It thrives better when planted in a relatively sheltered location.
The Fraser Fir tree is a classic evergreen that will add curb appeal and protection to you and your feathered friends!
|40 - 60 ft.
|20 - 25 ft.
|Full Sun, Partial Shade