Balsam FirAbies balsama
- Height50 FT(15 M)
- Spread20 FT(6 M)
- Sunlight ConditionFull Sun to Part Shade
- Soil ConditionMoist to Wet
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An evergreen with soft, flat, green needles, a strong central leader, and a spire-like upright form. Particular about its growing conditions; not for exposed or windy conditions. Dark green needles which remain on the tree all season long. Smooth grey bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape. Best planted in a sheltered location. A distinctive scent.
- Large size tree
- Medium growth rate
- All season tree
- Low canopy
- Native to parts of North America
- Shade tree
- Green needles year round
- Attracts birds
- Winter interest
Optimal Growing Conditions:
- Plant in a full sun to partial shade location
- Requires moist to wet conditions, and can even tolerate some standing water
- Has a definite preference for sandy, acidic soils
- Consider applying a thick mulch around root zone to insulate in exposed or cooler locations
- Intolerant of urban pollution
- Occasional maintenance
- When pruning is required, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, rather than to remove any dieback
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