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Balsam Fir

Botanical Name
Abies balsamea
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
5
Height
45-75 feet
Width
20-25 feet
Flowers
Male, catkin-like
Fruit
Cone: dark violet when young, turning brown, 2-4 inches long, falls apart on tree
Light
Full sun to shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, acidic
Planting & Care
  • Readily transplanted balled and burlap
  • Cold tolerant
  • Does poorly in dry, exposed sites
  • Will not tolerate polluted areas
Problems
Not good in hot, dry weather
Varieties
  • Jamy - dwarf variety, 1 foot tall and wide
  • Piccolo - fine textured dwarf cultivar, 2 feet tall and wide
  • Tyler Blue - blue needles, 25 feet tall by 15 feet wide
  • Weeping Larry - very narrow form with pendulous branching

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