Fraser Fir, Fraser's Fir Abies fraseri NC, Roan Mt. X Mt. Rogers

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Botanical Name:

Abies fraseri NC, Roan Mt. X Mt. Rogers

Family:

Pinaceae

Genus:

Abies

Species:

fraseri

Variety:

NC, Roan Mt. X Mt. Rogers

Common Name:

Fraser Fir, Fraser's Fir

Lot#:
031165
Seeds Per Pound:
54,468
Quantity:
1.85 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
70
Germination:
22%
Germination Test Type:
Actual
Purity:
99%
Height:
45-50 feet
Collection Locale:
NC
Crop Year:
2003
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 1.85 lb
Prices
  • ABIES fraseri var. NC, Roan Mt. x Mt. Rogers

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
4.95
10 g
29.50
1 oz
59.95
1 lb
599.50
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: seed may start to germinate in cold strat., sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is often prefered to artificial stat. and spring sowing.
In a Nutshell:
* An evergreen Tree growing to 15 m (49ft 3in) at a fast rate.
* Flowering in May, with seeds ripe form September to October
* They often form forests of considerable extent at elevations of 1200 - 1800 metres. more...
* Fraser Fir has been used more times as the Blue Room Christmas tree (the official Christmas tree of the President of the United States's White House) than any other type of tree.
* It is grown in plantations in Scotland and sold by the thousands throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. more...
Other:

Roan Mtn., NC x Mt. Rogers, VA

This seed orchard grown source is a "hybrid" of two provenances. Produced to give yet another choice for select growing sites.

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Abies fraseri (Pursh) Poir.
Fraser fir
ABFR

Summary
Duration Perennial
Growth Habit Tree
Native Status L48 (N)
Federal T/E Status
National Wetland Indicator FACU
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Purple
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Dark Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Single Stem
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 20
Height, Mature (feet) 55.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention Yes
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils No
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Low
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 90
Hedge Tolerance Low
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 3.5
pH, Maximum 5.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 435
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 1200
Precipitation, Minimum 45
Precipitation, Maximum 100
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 6
Salinity Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -23
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings Yes
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 60800
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product Yes
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product Low
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal Low
Palatable Graze Animal
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product Yes
Veneer Product Yes
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