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Balsam Fir vs Black Hills Spruce

Abies balsamea

Picea glauca var. densata

Balsam Fir
Black Hills Spruce

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..

Black Hills Spruce is a subspecies of White Spruce native to the Black Hills of South Dakota. It has a strongly conical form, slower growth rate and denser foliage than typical white spruce, making it preferable as a specimen tree for smaller suburban lawns. It also responds well to pruning, and can be used as a hedge or even bonsai.

The Black Hills Spruce is a long time favourite of our Seed Plant Manager. She sees hundreds of varieties of different trees, but this one is her favourite.

BALSAM FIR QUICK FACTS

BLACK HILLS SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $2.29 - SAVE UP TO 25%
Lowest Price: $1.39 - SAVE UP TO 24%
Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Bark: distinctive resinous pockets in younger trees
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium


In row spacing: 3 - 4 m (10 - 12 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





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