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Abies balsamea

Common Name(s):
Balsam fir
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Does not tolerate heat

Height:
40-70 ft.
Flower:
2.5 to 4 in. cones; purple when young; mature to gray brown
Zones:
3-6a
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to light shade; moist, well drained soil; needs protection from drying winds
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Pyramidal; dense; symmetrical
Width:
15-20 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow
Leaf:
1 in. dark green needles; 2 white lines on underside; fragrant
Tags:
needles, temperate, full sun, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1861

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Abies balsamea cones
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Abies balsamea needles
Eli Sagor, CC BY-NC-2.0
Abies balsamea needles
Eli Sagor, CC BY-NC-2.0
Abies balsamea tree
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