Fraser fir - Pinaceae Abies fraseri


Common NameFraser fir
iTree CodeABFR

Plant Form

FormTree: conically or pyramidal shaped crown
Height60 feet
Spread20 feet

Identification Description

Foliagesmall (<1 inch) shiny green needles, densely packed Leaf Type  Information Icon Needle
Barkgray with few resinous blisters, rough texture
Budbrown, ovoid, resinous Bud Arrangement Information Icon None
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 zones pH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min4a Min3.5 SoilIntolerant
Max7a Max6.5 SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
Intermediate Intolerant Unknown

Species Status

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