(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, 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 fairly average 1 foot annual growth rate combined with its dense foliage. The popularity of Balsam Fir for planting as Christmas trees cannot be overstated, and Balsam Fir plug seedlings often sell out quickly 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 [and we’re talking millennia here] they were one and the same.
Balsam Fir plug seedlings 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 lthough 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 it 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 🙂
These specific plug seedlings are available and shipping now. If you’d like to delay shipment, please specify that date in a follow up email after placing your order. However, shipping season for these specific evergreen trees pauses in mid-December 2018 and resumes in mid-January 2019, and continues through the end of May 2019 or till sold out.
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.