Abies fraseri (Pursh) Poir.
Fraser fir is a uniformly pyramid-shaped tree with slightly upward
branches. Needles are ½ to one inch long, flattened, dark-green to
blue-green on the upper side and with two broad silvery-white bands on the
lower surface. Pleasing characteristics are needle retention, color, a
pleasant scent and excellent shipping characteristics.
Fraser fir has a restricted range and grows naturally only at elevations
above 4,500 feet in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of southwest
Virginia, western North Carolina, and eastern Tennessee.