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Abies fraseri

Fir - Fraser

The Fraser Fir is the most popular type of Christmas tree, grown for both personal and commercial production. Known for it's classic shape and notable aroma, this evergreen is the cousin to the Balsam Fir. The biggest difference is the Fraser Fir has a bit fatter stem and needles, and a rich green color that lasts a bit longer than the Balsam Fir. The Fraser Fir exhibits a pointed crown and silvery white, fragrant foliage. This is simply a beautiful tree and ours are premium quality. Grows best in moist but well drained, fertile soil which is very acidic and somewhat protected from drying winds.

Our plants come with extra large and fibrous root systems, ready to plant and flourish!

Key Plant Details


Planting Zones:

3, 4, 5, 6, 7


Soil Type:

Sandy, Loamy


Light Requirement:





Plant Characteristics


Mature Size:

30-40 foot spread, 50-60 feet in height


Annual Growth Rate:

Slow, Moderate





Shop By Use:

Christmas Tree, Winter Interest

Care Tips

Care Tips - Growing:

Maintain a good mulch ring keeps the soil cool for the roots to establish. Water well going into winter. Avoid excessive fertilization. Does not tolerate urban pollution

Care Tips - Pruning:

Shear or shape as needed. Christmas tree basics of shaping are relatively the same. Proper and timely shearing or clipping of branches stimulates new buds to form, puts additional growth on the remaining desirable branches and, in general, controls the foliage and shape so that a more dense tree results. Timing of pruning will best be stimulated if shearing is done when new growth is beginning to firm up.

Care Tips - Soil:

Prefers cool, moist, well drained acidic soils

Care Tips - Uses:

Specimen, Christmas tree, Screening

Zone Map

This plant will grow in these zones