Fraser fir - Pinaceae Abies fraseri

Taxonomy

FamilyPinaceae
GenusAbies
Speciesfraseri
Common NameFraser fir
iTree CodeABFR

Plant Form

FormTree: conically or pyramidal shaped crown
Height60 feet
Spread20 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagesmall (<1") shiny green needles, densely packedLeaf Type Information IconNeedle
Needles1
Barkgray with few resinous blisters, rough texture
Budbrown, ovoid, resinousBud Arrangement Information IconNone
Twigred/brown in current year; then gray or yellow/brown; resinous
Flowerfemale: typically near crown top; male: lower in the canopy; male and female on the same tree (monoecious)
Fruitcones: brown with densely layered scales, tan bracts grow beyond scales; deciduous scales, leaving persist peg attached to branch
Fall Colorgreen

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min4aMin3.5SoilIntolerant
Max7aMax6.5SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateIntolerantUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States
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