Abies balsamea - Balsam Fir
Spread: 20-25’ (narrowly pyramidal)
Hardiness: Zone 3-5. (All of Minnesota,North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska).
Foliage: Fragrant, shiny dark green, very soft
Growth Rate: Medium
Common Ailments: Winter desiccation in youth, intolerant of pollution
Seed: 2-4” cone, purplish brown. Seed source is Upper Michigan.
Preferred Soil: ph 5-6, acid, moist, cool, cannot adapt to course textures
Attributes: Foliage is especially attractive with soft velvety leaves with white strips underneath. It can also be a specimen tree if grown in the proper location.
2 gallon 18"
7 gallon 24"
7 gallon 30"