PlantsAbies→Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Very strongly acid (4.5 – 5.0)
Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 6b
Plant Height: 50-70 feet
Plant Spread: 15-25 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Uses: Provides winter interest
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Balsam Fir seedling

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By Sharon on April 22, 2012

Come with us now as we travel to Canada to view the gorgeous gardens of Margaret, (mcash70). Short growing seasons and long cold winters don't seem to mar the beauty of her landscape. Be sure to click on the images to enlarge them. You are going to love what you see!

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Oct 18, 2018 10:28 AM

I put my comments about this tree in the Abies balsamea var. balsamea entry.

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