(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 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.
Plug seedlings of Balsam Fir for sale, approx 4-8″ tall [photo is no longer accurate]
SOLD OUT till Fall 2021, no other options available for this species
NOTE: March/April shipments of this species of plug seedling will be 3-6″ tall as pictured, but shipments after May 1 will be approx 5-10″ tall. If you would like a May shipment, please send a follow up email after ordering, or reply to your automated receipt, requesting the larger size at the later date.
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 for planting as Christmas trees cannot be overstated, and as a result this species often sells out year after year in all sizes.
Cousin to the venerable Fraser Fir
Balsam Fir are so similar 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].Individual Packaging Options:
Plug seedlings are grouped together in bundles for shipping, but we offer individual plastic packaging, eco-friendly packaging, and cotton gift bag packaging for all sizes of plug seedlings, sold separately in matching quantities. These individual packaging services are available for plug seedlings only.
Although deer will eat Balsam, 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: 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 Fall 2021]
--- Balsam Fir transplants [sold out till Fall 2021]
--- Balsam Fir plug seedlings [sold out till Fall 2021]
--- Balsam Fir plug transplants [discontinued]
--- Balsam Fir conservation grade plug transplants [sold out till Fall 2021]
• Comparable alternative species: Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, Douglas Fir, and Fraser Fir. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT in this species in this size, see size and availability options above. Please consider joining our very unobtrusive email list to be notified when we begin selling and shipping this species in this size. You may also request a custom invoice to reserve these trees in your name for a later ship date.
Prices below include all shipping and handling and a one year guarantee*:
5-pack for $33.00 (5 evergreen plug seedlings)
10-pack for $47.00 (10 evergreen plug seedlings)
25-pack for $83.00 (25 evergreen plug seedlings)
50-pack for $139.00 (50 evergreen plug seedlings)
100-pack for $199.00 (100 evergreen plug seedlings)