Abies procera, size Small, on our nursery
Abies procera, size Small, on our nursery
Blue-green foliage of Abies procera up close
Red Fir needles up close

Abies procera

Noble Fir, Red Fir, Christmas Tree

Estimated fully grown height 12-17m

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Product Details

Please note: Small sized Abies procera are 1.25-1.5m tall in 45l containers.

Abies procera, also known as the Noble Fir, is a coniferous evergreen that is native to North America, from the North West of California to West Oregon and Washington, and is typically at its best in high altitudes.

This attractive Fir tree is traditionally marketed as a Christmas tree, hence the association in the common name, with it making up to around 25% of those live trees on sale.

Abies procera exhibits foliage that is classic to Firs, with small needles that are blue-green in colour and cones that stand very upright from the tree, making them very visible and adding to the character of this pretty evergreen.

As with many evergreen specimens, the Noble Fir does not enjoy its roots sitting in water, preferring a well-drained soil that is moist and whilst it can cope with mountainous ranges, it is best suited to a sheltered aspect where it can monopolise on the direct sunlight.

Abies procera is grown at Barcham branching all the way to the base, making the most of the foliage and evergreen component of the tree.  As the tree matures, it retains the beautifully pyramidal shape (Christmas tree like!) that is also displayed as a juvenile tree with no need for maintenance to achieve this.

Whilst one may be tempted to plant such a tree as a screening tree in a garden, the Noble Fir really is a more appropriate choice where space will allow it to reach its full potential.  It is a great arboretum selection or addition to a parkland or estate.

Mature height: 12-17m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
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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Planting Video

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.