abies balsamea (balsalm fir) native*


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  • grows in a pyramidal, open habit
  • needles are emerald-green
  • one of the most aromatic of all firs
  • purple cones grow upright and disintegrate while still on the plant
  • may benefit from light pruning and shaping when young to develop into a specimen plant
  • zone 2
  • height 18-20m
  • spread 6-8m
  • balsam fir grows best in an acidic moist to damp soil
  • avoid planting in heavy clay
  • frequently used for cut christmas trees
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • fragrant
  • native to ontario
  • evergreen
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)