Fir - Fraser / Size 1
Fraser Fir Abies fraseri

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*Average Plant Shipping Size: 12" - 16" tall -- Quart size rootbll

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Our Price: $8.95

Product Code: FIRFRA1

Abies fraseri

Overall Description

The only Fir that is native to the Great Smoky Mountains National Forest, Fraser Fir has become a very widely used tree for commercial Christmas tree production. It's use in landscapes as an evergreen / conifer specimen planting has increased tremendously over the past 20 yrs or so...…...and with good reason. Dark green evergreen needle foliage has bright silvery white bands on the undersides, and cones are a purple color before ripening to a coppery brown. Like most all other Fir species, Fraser Fir has cones that are help upright on branches, resembling little purple candles as they grow & ripen.

Fraser Fir has an upright, pyramidal growth habit, and responds quite well to shearing if desired ( another reason for it's popularity as a Christmas Tree ). Can be used as single / separate specimen plantings for a year round pyramidal, rugged, mountain type look...….or planted together in groups for use as a group planting, or even a wind / privacy screen.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 40 - 45 ft

--Mature Width : 12 - 20 ft ( widest width at the base, tapering up the tree )

--Growth Rate: Moderate ( 6" - 10" avg per year )

--Hardiness Zones: 4 - 7

--Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

--Soil Preference: Average to slightly acidic - well drained. Likes soil with organic content

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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