Fraser Fir

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The Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) is a tall Fir tree that has short dark-green needles with silver undersides. With its compact, pyramidal shape, and long-lasting aroma, it has become one of the classier conifers! Fraser Fir is a medium-sized, dense evergreen tree has wood that is light, soft; not strong and coarse-grained.

With dense needles that form in short spiked bottlebrushes all over the entire stem. Featuring a lovely green hue, the stems become accented with small colorful young cones that develop into long, finely scaled dangling brown cones by autumn.

It has continued to edge out all other species by major retailers because of its endurance, marketability, and functionality. It is grown extensively for Christmas trees in North Carolina, where it is ranked as the number one Christmas tree by the Christmas tree industry!

Planting and Application:

Because of this density and compactness, Fraser Fir is a great ornamental and Christmas tree. The Fraser Fir has soft needles, incomparable needle retention, a long-lasting aroma, and strong branches for even the heaviest ornaments! Don't take too many branches for crafts and winter décor, because you'll want to keep the to-the-ground privacy they provide! But if you do prune any of their limbs, you'll enjoy fragrant boughs for wreaths, bouquets and outdoor planter decorations.

These are iconic front yard specimen trees and provide incredible focal points and eye-catching features for your landscape! These trees are a boon to songbirds and wildlife! The dense branching is safe haven and protection from the elements for a wide range of bird species. Fraser Firs will protect you and your home as well by way of becoming incredible windbreaks, shelterbelts and hold back drifting snows.

  • Gorgeous Green Evergreen Needles
  • Lasting Aroma
  • Popular Christmas Tree
  • Great Pyramidal Shape
  • Easy To Grow

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This Fir tree is relatively low-maintenance and usually looks its best without pruning, although it can take some pruning. It will grow in most locations but must have good drainage, does best in full sun to partial shade, prefers moist to wet soil, and has a strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. It thrives better when planted in a relatively sheltered location.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Sandy to Average Soil
  • Moderate Moisture & Low Once Established
  • Highly Adaptable
  • Prune Sparingly

The Fraser Fir tree is a classic evergreen that will add curb appeal and protection to you and your feathered friends! Hurry and order yours from today to grace your property before they're gone!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Fraser Fir Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Abies fraseri
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 40 - 60 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 25 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well-Drained Sandy
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Non-Showy Cones
Foliage Dark Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No
Fragrant Yes