(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 can grow to heights of 60-90 feet, can grow in partial shade and somewhat swampy soils, and can live for over 200 years.
Balsam Fir plug transplants shown above, approx 7-10″ tall
This species serves well as a privacy screen or windbreak due to it’s fairly average 1 foot annual growth rate combined with its dense foliage. The Balsam Fir plug transplant is jaw-droppingly easy to plant [see plug transplant video], and its popularity as a Christmas tree cannot be overstated.
FOR SALE, shipping begins MID-APRIL 2020
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5-pack of Balsam Fir plug transplants >> $47.00
10-pack of Balsam Fir plug transplants >> $72.00
25-pack of Balsam Fir plug transplants >> $155.00
50-pack of Balsam Fir plug transplants >> $274.00 + free auger
* all prices include shipping and a one year guarantee*
The Balsam Fir is so similar to the Fraser Fir that scientists believe that not too long ago [and we’re talking millennia here] they were one and the same. Wildlife rely extensively on this tree for shelter and also for food [mostly the seed], and 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.
PLANT THESE PLUG TRANSPLANTS IN RECORD TIME:
Watch how to plant evergreen plug transplants fast and with less effort than any “bare root” evergreen transplant of a similar size. With just a cordless drill and our plug transplant bulb auger, you can realistically plant 50 to 100 trees per hour without breaking your back. You can buy this auger on the cheap with tree purchase, but with any order of 50 plug transplants or more [pls read that again, this offer is not for plug seedlings] we’ll include the auger for FREE!
Balsam Fir plug transplants: 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 [FOR SALE, shipping in Spring 2020]
--- Balsam Fir transplants [sold out, available in Fall 2020]
--- Balsam Fir plug seedlings [FOR SALE, NOW SHIPPING]
--- Balsam Fir plug transplants [FOR SALE, shipping in mid April 2020]
--- Balsam Fir conservation grade plug transplants [NOW SHIPPING]
• Comparable alternative species: Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, Douglas Fir, and Fraser Fir. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide