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Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Fruit: Other: erect seed cones at top of tree
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: cold period of 30 days usually
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
planted specimen in a park

Foxglove BabiesFoxglove Babies
By maryjane on January 28, 2017

Foxglove plants are delightful in the garden. I started mine from seeds. (What do you do with a thousand sprouts? - That's another story!) It was a pleasure to find that my plants had made babies, but what to do with them? This is how I split mine to make new plants.

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Photo gallery:
Location: Batavia, IllinoisDate: winter in 1980'splanted specimen in a park
By ILPARW
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Location: Chester County, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-01-11Balsam Firs with a few pines
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Location: Exton, PennsylvaniaDate: 2016-12-21two White Firs in a landscape
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Location: Exton, PennsylvaniaDate: 2016-12-21side of a White Fir in a landscape
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2012-03-22Balsam Fir foliage
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Location: Fir and fall cottonwoods in Farewell CanyonDate: 2008-09-30Photo courtesy of: Miguel Vieira
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Location: Vandever Mountain from Mineral KingDate: 2008-09-30Photo courtesy of: Miguel Vieira
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Location: Villa Nova, PennsylvaniaDate: 2018-01-27several young Balsam Firs planted in a landscape
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Location: Chester County, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-01-11Balsam Fir trunk
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2012-09-19brown erect seed cones at top of Balsam Fir
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Location: Exton, PennsylvaniaDate: 2011-08-24White Fir foliage
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Oct 18, 2018 10:42 AM

There are about 40 species of Fir that grow in the temperate and subalpine areas of the Northern Hemisphere. Two species are native to eastern North America: the Balsam and Frasier Firs and seven to western North America. Fir needles are flat, soft, and are directly attached to the twig, leaving a suction-cup kind of scar when falling off. The seed cones are borne erect on the twigs and disintegrate when mature, releasing the seeds. A spike-like axis is left for a time as the remnant of the former cone. The buds are plump and blunt and usually are resinous. Like Spruces and Douglas-Firs, the trees grow in a pyramidal habit. The wood is not highly regarded as lumber. The trees make high quality landscape trees and the best Christmas trees, as the needles hold on longer than other conifers inside houses.

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