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Abies balsamea

Balsam Fir

Slow-growing, symmetrical evergreen with soft, bright green, fragrant needles. One of the most aromatic of all the fir, it is a popular Christmas tree or specimen plant. Grows best in acidic, moist to damp soil.

  • »  Grows in a pyramidal, open habit
  • »  Needles are emerald-green
  • »  One of the most aromatic of all firs
  • »  Purple cones grow upright and disintegrate while still on the plant
  • »  May benefit from light pruning and shaping when young to develop into a specimen plant

2gal
$35.25
Fibre Pot
$195.00
Substitutions Are Available
  • Category:Evergreens
  • Hardiness Zone:2
  • Height:18-20 m
  • Spread:6-8 m
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture
Moist to Average
Well-drained
Growth Rate
Medium
Attributes
Native to Ontario
Evergreen
Fragrant
Habit
Conical
Foliage Color
Green (dark)
Landscape uses
Naturalizing
Specimen
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Abies balsamea

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Abies balsamea

Balsam fir grows best in an acidic moist to damp soil. Avoid planting in heavy clay. Frequently used for cut Christmas trees.

Recommmended Substitutions for Abies balsamea