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Balsam Fir vs Meyers Spruce

Abies balsamea

Picea meyeri

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Balsam Fir
Meyers 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.

Meyer's Spruce is a popular accent tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. This tree resembles Blue Spruce with its flaking bark and bluish-green needles. Meyer's Spruce can tolerate very dry conditions. This species is deer resistant.

BALSAM FIR QUICK FACTS

MEYERS SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 27 m (90 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: full sun
Bark: distinctive resinous pockets in younger trees
Bark: grey-brown with irregular flaking
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: none





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