Balsam Fir - Abies balsamea x Canaan - Outdoors or Bonsai - Quart Pot
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Origin: North America, especially in northern Great Lakes region and eastward through upper elevations of northeastern states.
Balsam Fir is an attractive pyramidal evergreen with a symmetrical growth habit. The tree’s fragrant dark green needles measure ½ -1” long and are marked with two light lines on the lower surface. Balsam Fir’s trunk is gray and has raised resin-filled blisters. Balsam Fir is still popular for Christmas tree use in many northern areas.
Site and Cultural Requirements:
Balsam Fir prefers a rich, well drained soil and requires ample soil moisture. It grows best in cool climates; foliage becomes sparse in hot, dry conditions. It makes an attractive landscape plant in cool, moist regions.