Why popular: lasts longer and looks better and holds heavier ornaments.
Color: dark blue-green Needles: excellent retention. 1/2-1 inch long, soft to touch, dark green on top and silvery white on bottom
Scent: excellent, pine
Typical shape: tall, narrower at bottom, more pocketed for ornaments placed into the tree
A native southern fir and very similar to Balsam fir. Some say it is a southern extension of the Balsam fir species and naturally grows at elevations above 5,000 feet. This fir has dark green needles, 1/2 to 1 inch long and ships well. The tree has excellent needle retention along with a nice scent. Fraser fir was named for Scot botanist John Fraser who explored the southern Appalachians in the late 1700's.