Name

Basalm Fir (T)

Family Species

Abies balsamea

Wildlife Value

Good

Average height

50'

Origin

Native

Shade Tolerance

Tolerant

Drought Tolerance

Fair

Growth Rate

Mod/Rapid

Fruit

Cone

Special Characteristics

Flat 1" Needles

Seedling Size 8" to 12"

 

 

General Description

It is a small to medium-size evergreen tree typically 14–20 metres (46–66 ft) tall, rarely to 27 metres (89 ft) tall, with a narrow conic crown. The bark on young trees is smooth, grey, and with resin blisters (which tend to spray when ruptured), becoming rough and fissured or scaly on old trees. Balsam fir is one of our most prolific conifers. Balsam fir prefers moderately well drained soil, but adapts to a variety of sites. It forms pure stands but often associates with spruce, white birch and trembling aspen. Its hardiness and good shade tolerance enable it to grow in the understory and quickly dominate a site after a disturbance. 

 

Pests

The spruce budworm feeds on its needles and devastates wide swaths of the coniferous forest. 

 

Uses

Widely used in the pulp and paper and construction industries, it is also a favorite Christmas tree.

Balsam Fir (bundle of 25)

$40.00Price

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