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November & December's Featured Tree: Fraser Fir Christmas Tree


Live Frasier Fir Christmas Tree

Abies fraseri


Height from our nursery: 3 - 12'

Mature Height: 30' - 50'

Growth Rate: Moderate

Zone: 4

Form: pyramidal growth habit


More tree and shrub photosFraser Fir | Fraser Fir 2 | Fraser Fir 3 | Fraser Fir 4 | Frasier Fir 5



Fraser firs are named after a Scottish botanist, John Fraser who explored the Appalachian Mountains during the 18th century. After he discovered the tree and named it after himself.

This evergreen is often called "Southern Balsam." It is a native of the Appalachian Mountains and is often considered the "Cadillac of Christmas Trees." It is not tolerant of wet sites and prefers cool, well-drained soil and full sunlight. Frasier Fir is highly favored as a Christmas tree because of its excellent needle retention and its Christmas smell. We sell them as Christmas trees and live B&B trees.

The Fraser Fir tree is also considered the "Cadillac of Christmas Trees" and has a pyramidal growth habit. Its foliage is a dark green to sort of grayish green as shown in the picture above. The needles also have a strong turpentine scent which makes this tree so popular during Christmas time; people love the scent of Fraser Firs and will often cut branches and limbs off and scatter them around the house to make it smell "more like Christmas."

Fraser Fir B&B trees can grow at many different altitudes mainly in Tennessee, North Carolina, the Southern Appalachian Mountains at elevations between 4,500 and 7,000 feet. Fraser Fir's have a moderate growth rate mostly growing in the Spring and Summer, they prefer full to partial sun and grow in sandy, loam, rocky and clay soils. Fraser Fir's grow well in Zones 4 to 7.

Fraser Fir is one of the most commonly misspelled words. Over the years people have spelled it:

  • Frasier Fur
  • Frasier Fir
  • Fraser Fur


And the correct way to spell it is:

  • Fraser Fir

Call us today for pricing and more information at (828) 733-0571!

50 tree order minimum
Minimum order amount when shipping: 50 trees/shrubs
No minimum order amount when you pick-up or hire a trucking company

Our Locations

Our Christmas tree farm is located in Avery County,
North Carolina; in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.

Our nursery is located in the foothills of Burke County, North Carolina in Morganton.

Tours of our farm and nursery are always welcome and customers are invited to come and tag their own trees, especially if the trees are for special projects with particular criteria.