ABIES fraseri

Commonly known as Fraser fir

A rare American conifer with dense crowded leaves and a conical crown
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Leaves 2.5cm (1 in) long, mid- to dark green with a silvery band beneath
  • Height
    15m (50ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Conifer
    Produces green to dark purple cylindrical cones ripening to brown with pronounced bracts
  • Tree
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

ABIES fraseri

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£15.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
  • Additional Features
    Endangered in the wild
    These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction.
    Endangered
    Good to know
    Named after Scottish botanist John Fraser (1750-1811). Probably the best for use as a Christmas tree with mild scent, soft, retained needles.
    Pests & Diseases
    Adelgids, honey fungus
    Place of origin
    USA. Southwestern Virginia, western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee (Appalachian Mountains)
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Conical
15m (50ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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