ABIES fraseri

Commonly known as Fraser fir

A rare American conifer with dense crowded leaves and a conical crown
Further Reading....

ABIES fraseri

  • 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
  • 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
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
15m (50ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)

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