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The american arborvitae can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 4–7.

Fir Fraser


Common to the Great Smoky Mountains and native to states such as Virginia and North Carolina. The attractive needles are shiny dark green with two silvery stomata bands underneath. Branches are dense. Tolerates full sun to partial shade. Tolerates a variety of soils but thrives in soils that are moist and well drained. The Fraser fir has found great popularity as a Christmas tree for its beautiful form, color, and aroma. Also makes a hardy, handsome, and densely symmetrical ornamental.

Height: 30 – 40′

Spread: 20 – 25′

Zone: 4 – 7

Shape: Narrowly conical

Foliage: Glossy dark green