[a.k.a. Frazer Fir, Frasier Fir]
Fraser Fir plug transplants at maturity have classic looks, featuring short, soft, dark-green needles with silver undersides revealed by upturning branches. It is a beautiful ornamental, and is widely considered the finest Christmas tree in North America.
Fraser Fir plug transplants pictured above, approx 8-16″ tall
Fraser Fir are also very commonly misspelled: Frazer Fir, Frasier Fir, Fraser Fur, Frazier Fir, etc. When mature, Fraser Fir plug transplants reach to a maximum height of 80 feet, and will flourish in fertile, moist & sandy soils which are slightly acidic. In any case, the soil must have good drainage or root diseases can take hold.
These Fraser Fir plug transplants are fairly tolerant of shade, but tend to prefer full sun. A good rule of thumb is to plant them from Tennessee north, but you can also plant them in more southerly areas if at higher elevation.
The Fraser Fir is the only species native to the Great Smoky Mountains, and is so similar to the Balsam Fir that scientists believe that not too long ago they were one and the same.
Fraser Fir plug transplants: characteristics and info• prefers hardiness zones 4-7
• prefers full sun to partial shade
• mature height and spread: up to 50 ft high [rarely to 80ft], 20 ft spread
• prefers slightly acidic soils, rich well draining soils, sandy soils, avoid wet or swampy soils
• Missouri Botanical Garden info on Abies fraseri
• Fraser Fir Sizes and Availability:
--- Fraser Fir seedlings [now shipping]
--- Fraser Fir transplants [now shipping]
--- Fraser Fir plug seedlings [shipping in April 2019]
--- Fraser Fir plug transplants [now shipping]
--- Fraser Fir conservation grade plug transplants [now shipping]
• order using the green buttons below, or use our evergreen mailorder form
• Comparable alternative species: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, and Douglas Fir. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
PLANT THESE PLUG TRANSPLANTS IN RECORD TIME:
Watch how to plant evergreen plug transplants fast and with less effort than any “bare root” evergreen transplant of a similar size. With just a cordless drill and our plug transplant bulb auger, you can realistically plant 50 to 100 trees per hour without breaking your back. You can buy this auger on the cheap with tree purchase, but with any order of 50 plug transplants or more [pls read that again, this offer is not for plug seedlings] we’ll include the auger for FREE!
These specific plug transplants are available and shipping now. If you’d like to delay shipment, please specify that date in a follow up email after placing your order. However, shipping season for these specific evergreen trees pauses in mid-December 2018 and resumes in mid-January 2019, and continues through the end of May 2019 or till sold out.
Plug transplants are shipped in bundles, but we offer individual plastic packaging, eco-friendly packaging, cotton gift bag packaging and custom laser cut pendants for all sizes of plug seedlings and plug transplants, sold separately in matching quantities.