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Balsam Fir vs Black Hills Spruce

Abies balsamea

Picea glauca var. densata

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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.

BALSAM FIR QUICK FACTS

BLACK HILLS SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $4.99
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
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: none


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



Other Names: balm of gilead, blister fir, canada balsam, eastern fir, fir-balsam