[a.k.a. Frazer Fir, Frasier Fir]
Fraser Fir feature classic Christmas tree looks, with short, soft, dark-green needles with silver undersides revealed by upturning branches. Go to any Christmas tree farm and you will find this species, or just the stumps because it has already sold out. My grandfather called these the “Cadillacs of Christmas trees”, which in his day meant quite a bit.
The famous Fraser Fir is a beautiful landscape ornamental, and is widely considered one of the finest conifer species in North America (and most commonly misspelled: Frazer Fir, Frasier Fir, Fraser Fur, Frazier Fir, etc.)
These Fraser Fir seedlings grow to a height of 50 ft [rarely to 80 feet], and will flourish in fertile, rich loamy & sandy soils which are slightly acidic. In any case, they must have good drainage. As with most species of fir, Fraser Fir seedlings are tolerant of shade when young, but prefer full sun as they mature and gain height. A good rule of thumb is to plant them from Tennessee north, but you can also plant them in areas of higher elevation.
In terms of species, Fraser Fir seedlings are so similar to Balsam Fir seedlings that scientists believe that not too long ago they were one and the same, and there are still debates going on as to whether they should be considered separate or not.
Fraser Fir seedlings: 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
These specific bare root evergreen seedlings are available and shipping now [shipping info]. 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 ends around Thanksgiving week 2018 and resumes in Spring 2019. If you need evergreen trees shipped before or after these dates, please look at our various sizes and species of evergreen plug seedlings and evergreen plug transplants, which can be shipped at nearly any time of year.