(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.
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 🙂
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 [pre-order now for Spring 2019]
--- Balsam Fir transplants [pre-order now for Spring 2019]
--- Balsam Fir plug seedlings [pre-order now for Spring 2019]
--- Balsam Fir plug transplants [sold out till Fall 2019]
--- Balsam Fir conservation grade plug transplants [now shipping]
• order using the green e-commerce buttons (if visible), or use our evergreen mailorder form or our custom invoice request form
• Comparable alternative species: Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, Douglas Fir, and Fraser Fir. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
PRE-ORDER NOW FOR SPRING 2019!
These specific evergreen plug seedlings are available for pre-order now and start shipping April 22, 2019. If you’d like to delay shipment to May or even June of 2019, please specify that date in a follow up email after placing your order.
Plug seedlings are shipped in bundles, but we offer individual plastic packaging, eco-friendly packaging, cotton gift bag packaging and custom laser cut pendants for all sizes of plug seedlings and plug transplants, sold separately in matching quantities.