Fraser Fir, abies fraseri

Fraser Fir, abies fraseri
Item# DA-fraserfir
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 5000 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 91%; Where Harvested (location) - North Carolina

The Fraser Fir, in many aspects, is similiar to the Balsam Fir, but the geographic ranges of the two species don not overlap. The Fraser Fir is a pyramidal tree with stiff horizontal branches and very resinous, gray or pale yellowish brown stems. It has shiny dark green needles that have a white banded underneath. The needles are flattened, dark-green with a medial groove on the upper side and 2 broad silvery-white bands on the lower surface. Needles are 1/2 to 1 inche long. The Fraser Fir is becoming one of the most popular choices for a Christmas tree. It ranges in height from 50 to 80 ft. It's width ranges from 15-25 ft. It's cold hardy to zone 3. It prefers rich, well drained soils and needs ample moisture. Performs best in cool climates; foliage becomes sparse in hot, dry conditions.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water 48 hours, change water each day. Stratification: Cold stratify for 30 days. Germination: Sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp soil, mulch seed bed. Seed may germinate in stratification. Other: Fall sowing in mulched seedbeds is preferred to artificial stratification.