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Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.Balsam Fir

Zone 2

Description

Growth Rate: Moderate

Height: 15 m (50 ft)

Spread: 10 m (33 ft)

Life span: 50-90 years

Why Plant It?

  • Attractive pyramidal shape

Likes

  • Acidic soil (pH = 5.1-6.5)
  • Moisture

Dislikes

  • Compacted and saline soil
  • Salt spray 
  • Standing water
  • Wind - susceptible to windfall

Insects

Spruce Budworm
Balsam Fir Sawfly

 

Last updated: 2/4/2013 9:30:29 AM