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Fraser Fir

Botanical Name
Abies fraseri
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
5
Height
30 to 40 feet
Width
20 to 25 feet
Flowers
Monoecious
Fruit
Cone: ovoid to cylindrical, 1.5 to 2.5 inches
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Though it does better in dry conditions than Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea), it still prefers a moist, well-drained loamy soil
  • Easily transplanted with root pruning
  • Full sun is best
  • Prefers cooler climates
  • Dislikes high pH
  • Performs poorly in hot and dry situations
  • Often damaged by deer
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Klein's Nest - compact dwarf form, 3 feet tall, short needles, small purple cones
  • Prostrata - slow growing, low growing spreading habit, 5 feet tall by 10 feet wide

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