Abies fraseri 'Franklin' / Franklin Fraser's fir

Abies fraseri 'Franklin' is an narrow upright pyramidal selection of Fraser's fir with dense branching and medium-green foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 30 to 40 inches (75 - 100 cm) tall and 24 inches (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 3 to 4 inches (7.5 - 10 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in 1990 growing in a residential yard in Manchester, Iowa by Dennis Hermsen of Farley, Iowa.

Abies fraseri 'Franklin' a photo from 2003 taken in the Harper Collection of Dwarf & Rare Conifers, Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan. This specimen was about 14 years of age when the photo was taken.
Photo by Chub Harper
Abies fraseri 'Franklin' — Green Industry Images; copyrighted photograph; permission granted. The name originally given to this plant was 'Franklin's Witch's Broom' which could be a simple translation of the cultivar name. (location unknown)
Photo by Ernie Wiegand
Abies fraseri 'Franklin' — a mature specimen at Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio.
Photo by David Olszyk
Abies fraseri 'Franklin' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by David Olszyk
Abies fraseri 'Franklin' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by David Olszyk

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