The True Firs

The True Firs


The True Firs

The genus is Abies, with over 40 species in the northern hemisphere. About a dozen species are grown in the United States as Christmas trees, plus another dozen or so varieties among these.

The firs are popular as Christmas trees, and as ornamental specimens in many landscape designs. They range from deep green to bluish shades, and are highly fragrant due to the high content of resinous sap. The needles are short, clustered in flat upright sprays, or surrounding the twigs, which tend to stay of the tree for several weeks. Firs are slow growing, but can commonly grow about a foot a year. These are all cold tolerant, some down to Zone 3,they but prefer warmer conditions.

Aside from Christmas tree growing, these can also be planted for privacy screens, borders, windbreaks, and as specimen plants. The firs do well in full sun, and some will tolerate half to full shade. The more sun, enough water, and a little fertilizer, and they can grow faster.

    We grow these species:

Grand Fir
White Fir
Balsam Fir
Fraser Fir
Shasta Red Fir
Noble Fir
Douglas-Fir

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Christmas and conifer trees for home and garden landscapingGrand Fir - Hardy, up to 100+ feet tall, Zones 4 to 8, full sun to full shade, good for wet areas, specimen, Christmas tree, or plant in lines.

Christmas and conifer trees for home and garden landscapingBalsam Fir - Hardy, up to 60 feet tall, Zones 3 to 8, full sun to full shade, good for wet areas, specimen, Christmas tree, or plant in lines.

Christmas and conifer trees for home and garden landscapingNoble Fir - Hardy, up to 60 feet tall, Zones 4 to 8, prefers full sun, good for wet areas, shade tree or shelterbelt.

Christmas and conifer trees for home and garden landscapingWhite Fir - Hardy, up to 100+ feet tall, Zones 4 to 8, full sun to full shade, good for wet areas, specimen, Christmas tree, or plant in lines.

Christmas and conifer trees for home and garden landscapingFraser Fir - Hardy, up to 60 feet tall, Zones 4 to 8, full sun to full shade, good for wet areas, specimen, Christmas tree, or plant in lines.


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