The Fraser fir, Abies fraseri, is a species of fir native to the Appalachian Mountains of the Southeastern United States. Abies fraseri is closely related to Balsam fir, of which it has occasionally been treated as a subspecies or a variety.
The species Abies fraseri is named after the Scottish botanist John Fraser (1750–1811), who made numerous botanical collections in the region. It is sometimes misspelled “Frasier,” “Frazer” or “Frazier.”
The Fraser fir is quickly becoming the most premium species of the cut Christmas tree market. The Fraser has many desirable characteristics, especially its amazing needle retention; it’s colloquially referred to as the “no shed” tree. The Fraser fir is also characterized by heavy density, with rich colors of platinum silver and deep bluish green.
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