Abies fraseri

Fraser fir

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Plant type

Evergreen tree


Aromatic foliage



Skill level


Abies fraseri

Plant details

The Fraser fir, Abies fraseri, is slightly smaller than its relatives, including the giant fir, Abies grandis. This makes it a good choice for growing in larger gardens, and is perfect for parks and large estates. It is very popular throughout the United States, where it is widely used as a Christmas tree. It holds on to its needles well and bears attractive cones 3.5cm to 7cm long. Abies fraseri thrives in moist soil, in sheltered positions in full sun to shade.

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Abies

Species: fraseri

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 1500cm

Spread: 1000cm

Time to plant seeds: February to May

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