(a.k.a. Silver Fir, Eastern Fir, Canadian Fir)
(Abies balsamea or Pinus balsamea)
Highly fragrant and very popular as a Christmas tree, Balsam Fir plug seedlings mature to heights of 60-90 feet. Balsam Fir can grow in partial shade and somewhat wetter soils, and can live for over 200 years.
Balsam Fir plug seedlings for sale, approx 4-6″ tall [click to enlarge]
This true Fir species serves well as a privacy screen or windbreak due to its gorgeous dense foliage and fairly average growth rate of about one foot per year. The popularity of Balsam Fir plug seedlings for planting as Christmas trees cannot be overstated, and as a result Balsam Fir in all sizes often sell out year after year.
Balsam Fir plug seedlings are so similar in species characteristics to Fraser Fir plug seedlings that scientists believe that not too long ago [as in millions of years ago] they were one and the same. Balsam Fir are excellent for use as a landscape ornamental due to their conical shape, beautiful color and fragrance, and dense foliage. Wildlife rely extensively on this true Fir species for shelter and also for food [mostly the seed]. Although deer may eat small amounts, they do not prefer it over other food sources. Martens, hares and songbirds often take refuge in thick Balsam Fir stands, making this species ideal for attracting small wildlife.
Balsam Fir plug seedlings: characteristics and options• prefers hardiness zones 3-7
• prefers full sun to partial shade
• mature height and spread: up to 90ft high, 20-25ft spread
• prefers darker, richer soils; loamy soils; damp soils
• Wikipedia detailed info on Abies balsamea
• Balsam Fir Sizes and Availability:
--- Balsam Fir seedlings [sold out till Spring 2019]
--- Balsam Fir transplants [now shipping]
--- Balsam Fir plug seedlings [sold out till Spring 2019]
--- Balsam Fir plug transplants [now shipping]
--- Balsam Fir conservation grade plug transplants [now shipping]
• order using the green buttons below, or use our evergreen mailorder form
• Comparable alternative species: Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, Douglas Fir, and Fraser Fir. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
PLANT IN RECORD TIME:
Watch how to plant evergreen seedling plugs faster and with less effort than any other type of “bare root” evergreen tree. With just a cordless drill, a garden cart or wheelbarrow, a 5 gallon bucket of water, and any old/dull/rusty 1 inch drill bit you have lying around, you can realistically plant one plug seedling per minute. Your back will thank us later 🙂