Abies fraseri
Frasier Fir

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
Green (Lustrous dark green needles)
Brown (Cones )
 Ultimate Height:
30-40 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
20-25 feet
Prefers moist, well drained loamy soil
Mountains of West Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Needles are 1/2 to 1" long, 1/24" wide, flat, grooved, lustrous dark green above; underside has 2 broad silver bands of stomata. Resinous stems are gray to yellow-brown. Cones are 1 1/2 to 2 1/2" long and 1 to 1 1/4" broad and have scales with exserted bracts.

Additional Information

Can suffer in hot, dry situations, but performs better in drier conditions than Abies balsamea (Balsam Fir). This species has become a popular Christmas tree.

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