Fraser Fir

A popular choice across the pond

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Introduced to Britain relatively recently, the Fraser is growing in popularity year on year. The Fraser originates from Canada and North America where it is the biggest selling Christmas tree. The reason for its popularity is its excellent needle retention coupled with a beautiful orangey scent. The Fraser has a slimmer more wispy look to the Noble and Nordman, particularly in the smaller sizes – if you’re after the perfect symmetry, this might not be the tree for you, but if you love the smell and want a fresh tree that’ll keep it’s soft needles well, it’s a great choice. Read more.

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Height guide

Companies and growers measure Christmas trees in lots of ways, so on our website we’ve tried to keep it relatively simple: our measurements in feet are a minimum height to the top of the tree. So, if you order a 6ft tree it will be at least 6ft from the base of the trunk to the tippy top – typically, it will be a bit taller. Don’t forget to account for this potential extra height.

The long bit on the top of the tree (where you put your star or fairy) is called the ‘leader’. This can be quite long on some trees and much shorter on others – just natural variance – so growers account for this when measuring by taking a height to halfway up the leader (halfway between the top set of branches and the top of the tree). Just to confuse things a bit further, the industry standard is centimetre ranges. Here’s a handy conversion:

If I order a… Height to halfway up leader:
4ft tree 125-150cm
5ft tree 150-175cm
6ft tree 175-200cm
7ft tree 200-225cm
8ft tree 225-250cm
9ft tree 250-300cm

 

With natural products it’s not a perfect science, so these ranges act as a guide and your tree may be a little outside of the ranges in either direction.

Stand

If you’re putting your tree in any sort of stand, that will add some height to the tree, so don’t forget to factor it in to the overall measurement! If you need a stand, we sell them here.

Tree width

Bear in mind that the taller your tree, the wider it will be at the base. Nordman Firs and Norway Spruces in particular get quite big and bushy as they get taller, so make sure you’ve got space!

Lovely citrussy scent
Soft-touch needles
Long-lasting
Comments From Happy Buyers

9 reviews for Fraser Fir

  1. Anne, Maidstone

    Thank you for my beautiful, symmetrical tree which arrived as promised and in perfect condition. I couldn’t be any happier and the whole process was completely stress-free. My children are decorating it as we speak. Many thanks to all involved.

  2. Linda, Southwick

    I ordered a tree from you last year (first time I bought an unseen tree) and it really was the perfect tree, thank you.

  3. Szilvia (verified owner)

    I ordered trees 2 times alredy and both was amazing.They was symmetrical and simply beautiful.I will order one this year as well.Thank you!!!!!

  4. Ann Halliday (verified owner)

    Due to significant needle drop it is many years since I’ve had a real tree. This tree did not disappoint, it has been up and decorated for nearly 3 weeks and has hardly shed a needle. Beautiful symmetrical shape, lovely fragrance, very well packaged for transit, arrived exactly as planned. Well done!!
    I will be buying another one in 2017.

  5. J P Warken (verified owner)

    Bought one of these last year (2016) fabulous tree.. symmetrical and hardly any needle drop… wonderful smell too

  6. Gillian (verified owner)

    Perfect tree! I was slightly apprehensive to buy unseen online but i was absolutely delighted to receive this perfect 8ft Fraser Fir to my door. On a year where they are in short supply you have saved our Xmas tradition. Thank you 🙂

  7. Jo Radley (verified owner)

    This is my third year buying a tree from here. Last year we had the Fraser Fir (7foot) and it was absolutelly perfect, retained almost all needles for seven weeks and held all decorations without losing the shape. It also has a beautiful scent and proportions. The service is excellent.

  8. Philippa Fielden (verified owner)

    Best tree I have ordered ! I have ordered the Same this year but bigger. The needles didn’t drop and it kept its shape through the whole of Christmas.

  9. Valerie Tannock (verified owner)

    Bought our Fraser Fir from Send me a Christmas Tree last year after being let down by another company. I was a bit worried about the delivery distance but it was delivered on the date requested. We were delighted with the 6 foot tree and will be buying agin this year.

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{I thought last years were the best but the shape of these this year are so lovely. They’re so fresh even after a log fire in the drawing room every day - hardly any dropped needles and they both still smell of lovely freshness.
Lizzie
West Sussex

Tree Guide: Fraser Fir

The Fraser Fir (Abies Fraseri) is a close relative of the Balsam Fir. Both are native to North America, with the Fraser originating from the Appalachian Mountains of the south-eastern US. It’s one of the most popular choices of Christmas tree over in the States, having been chosen more times than any other variety for use as the official White House tree.

Characteristics

The Fraser is a slow-growing tree – a 7ft tree might be as much as 10 years old – and tends to favour higher elevation and slightly cooler climates. In the UK they’re therefore mainly grown in Scotland (quite appropriately, as they’re named after a Scot), but so long as we get a reasonable amount of rain they do very well down here in the South East too.

The branches on a Fraser tend to be angled upwards anywhere up to around 45 degrees. This can give the tree a slightly more slender appearance and also means that the branches are strong when it comes to hanging decorations from them. The Fraser has a conical shape but tends not to be quite as symmetrical as the Nordman, The needles on a Fraser are soft and flat, tightly spaced and often with a silvery or whitish tinge on the underside, and they hold on well after harvest. The Fraser has quite sticky sap.

Frasers grow up to around 15 meters typically, if left alone and thin out a lot as they get taller.

Christmas Tree Credentials

The Fraser makes for an excellent Christmas tree for its:

  • Good needle retention
  • Strong branches angled upwards (great for baubles and hanging decs)
  • Orangey scent
  • More compact profile

Farmer Tom Says:

"Generally you have to choose between scent and needle retention, but the Fraser is a fantastic mix of both."
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