(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 transplants 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 8-14″ 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.
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.
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 [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 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!
These specific plug transplants 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 transplants 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.