Fraser fir, Abies Fraseri, is a high-altitude tree and closely related to the Balsam fir. The Fraser fir tree occupies a restricted native range in higher locations of the Appalachian mountains; the only native habitat of Fraser fir Christmas trees. The Fraser fir was named for John Fraser (1750-1811), a Scot botanist who explored the Appalachian Mountains in the late 18th century. The species is sometimes also called Southern Balsam or Southern Balsam fir.
In many respects, Fraser fir and balsam fir are quite similar. It is even suggested that the two species were once a single species which has since evolved into the present-day forms.
The Fraser fir Christmas tree is much appreciated for its greenish blue foliage and its excellent needle retention. The short fir needles stay a dark green colour and remain fixed to the tree long after cutting The Fraser fir Christmas tree adds a pleasant aroma to the house and the needles aren’t sharp like the needles of other Christmas trees. Many people like the soft needles during tree decorating With strong and straight branches that can support the most heavier ornaments, it is a pleasant Christmas tree to decorate.
Fraser fir is a dark blue-green color and has an excellent needle retention, making it a favored choice for the high-end Christmas tree market. The combination of sheared form, needle retention, dark blue-green color, pleasant scent and excellent shipping characteristics has led the Fraser fir being one of the most popular Christmas trees in North America. Fraser firs require high fertilization and need an extra two years of growth, making them one of the most costly trees on the market.
We grow our Fraser fir Christmas trees in the Apalachian mountains on fertile, rocky to sandy soils which are acidic, conditions essential to their survival. The premium seed for our Fraser fir Christmas trees comes from major mountain peaks in North Carolina in the Apalachian mountains; Roan Mountain and Mount Rogers are the two major ones at almost 6,000 feet high. North Carolina is the seed source for all other producers of Fraser fir Christmas trees in the world.
We grow high-end, Fraser fir Christmas trees and deliver to primarily high-end garden centers, independant retailers and fundraising organizations. Every Fraser fir Christmas trees is grown, fertilized and sheared with special care; growing the perfect Fraser fir Christmas tree is our expertise and we work toward it every time we plant and manage our plantations.
Growing and delivering perfect Fraser fir Christmas trees means selecting with extra care every year the very best Fraser Fir from hundreads of acres of plantations.
The Balsam fir tree is one of America’s most popular christmas trees. For its dark green color and high density foliage.
Fraser fir is a dark blue-green color and has an excellent needle retention, making it a favored choice for the high-end Christmas tree market.
BL CHRISTMAS TREES has been growing trees for more than two generations. We wholesale Balsam fir and Fraser fir Christmas trees grown in our plantations to independent retailers and garden centers all over North America and overseas.
BL CHRISTMAS TREES is proud to be producing some ofthe finest cultivated Christmas trees available on the market.