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Balsam Fir vs Canaan Fir

Abies balsamea

Abies balsamea phanerolepis

Balsam Fir
Canaan Fir

Balsam Fir - best known as a "Christmas tree" - doesn't just look great in living rooms; it's a terrific tree for your yard too!

This fir grows tall and narrow. Balsam Fir is cold hardy, shade tolerant, and will thrive in most soil types and moisture levels..

Canaan Fir, which is closely related to Balsam Fir, is known for its open-growing patterns and strong branches.

Canaan Fir is highly adaptable to many soil conditions and thrives in both shaded areas or direct sunlight. It is commonly used for Christmas tree farming or reforestation.

This rugged landscape tree remains green year-round.

We do not produce this tree each year but do have a number of great substitutes.

BALSAM FIR QUICK FACTS

CANAAN FIR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 7 m (23 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: any
Light: any
Bark: distinctive resinous pockets in younger trees
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium


In row spacing: 3 m (10 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





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Ships To Canada: yes
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