Balsam Fir

Abies balsamea

  • 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

ZONE:
2

COLOUR:
Green

HEIGHT:
18-20 m

SPREAD:
6-8 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


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

Additional Notes about Balsam Fir:


Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
HABIT:
Conical
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green (dark)
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen
Naturalizing