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ABIES fraseri

Commonly known as Fraser fir

A rare American conifer with dense crowded leaves and a conical crown
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£14.50 each

  • 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
  • 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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