General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
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
Fragrant
Needled
Other
Uses: Provides winter interest
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Common names
  • Balsam Fir

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Location: Stroudsburg, PA
Date: 2019-01-07
Balsam Fir seedling
Location: My Gardens
Date: December 27, 2011
Grown From Northern Michigan Seedling
Location: My Gardens
Date: December 27, 2011
Grown From Northern Michigan Seedling
Photo by robertduval14
Location: Michigan
Date: 2017-11-16
Location: Crathes Castle, Scotland
Date: December 2020
photo of Abies balsamea vegetative buds by Tom Christian via Tree
Location: White Mountains, New Hampshire
Date: May 2007
photo by Jeff Bisbee via Trees and Shrubs Online: https://treesan
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-27
"Abies balsamea, 2017, [Balsum Fir], AY-beez bal-SAM-mee-uh (Silv
Location: Iowa?
Date: in or before November 2001
photo by Paul Wray, Iowa State University via ForestryImages.org:
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-27
"Abies balsamea, 2017, [Balsum Fir], AY-beez bal-SAM-mee-uh (Silv

Date: 2012-11-23

USDA photo
Location: Skaneateles Conservation Area
photo credit: R. A. Nonenmacher
Location: Skaneateles Conservation Area
photo credit: R. A. Nonenmacher
Location: Skaneateles Conservation Area
photo credit: R. A. Nonenmacher
Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Oct 18, 2018 10:28 AM concerning plant:
    I put my comments about this tree in the Abies balsamea var. balsamea entry.

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