The Q&A Archives: Fraser Fir

Question: What size will a Fraser Fir reach? I was told 12' tall by 6-7' wide. We wish to plant this close to a walkway and are going to allow 4' from the edge of the walkway.

Answer: Fraser Firs are often grown on Christmas Tree farms. The trees are sheared to keep them small and full. Left to grow naturally, a Fraser Fir can reach 30' - 50' feet tall. The trees like acidic soil and cool, moist growing conditions. They can be kept smaller with annual shearing, but a 4' foot width isn't very realistic. How about a dwarf pine instead?

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