Abies fraseri, size Small, on our nursery
Abies fraseri, size Small, on our nursery
Needles of the Abies fraseri up close
Fraser Fir specimen on our nursery
Small Fraser Fir from this batch

Abies fraseri

Fraser Fir

Estimated fully grown height 7-12m

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Product Details

Please note: Small Abies fraseri are 1.5-2.0m tall in either 45l or 55l containers.

Introduced by John Fraser in 1811 from the USA, Abies Fraseri grows into a large evergreen and can reach up to 15 metres in the UK with a spread of about 8 metres. The champion in its native environment has reached 30 metres tall by 17 metres wide. Abies Fraseri has a pyramidal habit and small dark shiny leaves, which have two silver bands on their underside, making it the Christmas Tree of choice in the States but it has always been third to Picea abies and the Abies Nordmanniana in the UK.

It thrives on most free draining soils and produces purple coloured cones that typically mature to dark brown. The leaves are between 1.25cm and 1.75cm long and in the East of the country this tree can put on about 40cm of extension growth every year.

Mature Height 12-17m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
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Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.