|Abies fraseri is a tall evergreen fir reaching up to 70 feet, more usually 30 to 40 feet, with a 20 to 25 foot spread. The needles are crowded, directed forward and shining dark green above. Stems are yellowish brown to reddish brown with heavy resin. It is pyramidal in growth pattern with stiff horizontal branches, slow growing. It is well suited to the higher elevations of the Southeast, being native to W.Virginia, N.Carolina and Tennessee, usually found between 3,000 to 6,000 feet.
It makes a beautiful Christmas tree, as well as an ornamental, but suffers in hot, dry weather.
Produces 1 1/2- 2 1/2" cones that are purplish when young, maturing to brown.