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Commonly known as Fraser fir
A rare American conifer with dense crowded leaves and a conical crown
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
Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
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
Trees - Care Guide
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- Restaking fallen young tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5