Free Shipping   |   Choose your own Shipping Date   |   Our Guarantee   |   Volume Discounts   |   How to Order

 
 
 

Canaan Fir vs Fraser Fir

Abies balsamea phanerolepis

Abies fraseri

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

Canaan Fir
Fraser Fir

Canaan Fir, which is closely related to Balsam Fir, is known for its open-growing patterns and strong branches.

Canaan Fir is highly adaptable to many soil conditions and thrives in both shaded areas or direct sunlight. It is commonly used for Christmas tree farming or reforestation.

This rugged landscape tree remains green year-round.

Fraser Fir is a great choice for a Christmas tree, or as an addition to your landscape. It retains its needles when cut, has good branch strength, and grows into the classic conical Christmas tree shape. When the cones are young they emerge purple, which adds an additional splash of colour to the tree.

Fraser Fir may suffer in warmer climates, we do not recommend this tree in hardiness zones 7 or higher. It is very similar to Balsam Fir, and can freely be used as a substitute.

CANAAN FIR QUICK FACTS

FRASER FIR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: none

In row spacing: 3 m (10 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: frasers balsam fir, frasier fir, she balsam, southern balsam fir