Abies fraseri 'Franklin' / Franklin Fraser's fir

Abies fraseri 'Franklin' is an upright narrow pyramid with medium-green foliage.

A slow-growing, narrowly conical cultivar. In ten years 30-39 x 24 inches (75-100 x 60 cm). Found as a witch's broom. Cultivated in the USA before 1998. (RHS Encyclopedia of Conifers, 2012)

1990 - Dennis Hermsen, Farley, Iowa, found this witch's broom growing in a residential yard in Manchester, IA.

Abies fraseri (Franklin) This photo was taken in 2003 in the Harper Collection of Dwarf & Rare Conifers, MSU Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI. This plant 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 given to this plant is: 'Franklin's Witch's Broom' which could be a simple translation of the cultivar name. (Location Unknown)
Photo by Ernie Wiegand