(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 serves well as a privacy screen or windbreak due to its fairly average 1 foot annual growth rate combined with its dense foliage. The planting of Balsam Fir for use as a Christmas tree simply cannot be overstated. Balsam Fir are also excellent for use as a landscape ornamental due to their conical shape, beautiful color and fragrance, and dense foliage.
Balsam Fir are so similar in species characteristics to 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 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.
Balsam Fir transplants: characteristics and info• 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
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 $45.00 (5 bareroot evergreen transplants)
10-pack for $57.00 (10 bare root evergreen transplants)
25-pack for $109.00 (25 bare root evergreen transplants)
50-pack for $179.00 (50 bare root evergreen transplants)
100-pack for $273.00 (100 bare root evergreen transplants)