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Balsam Fir vs Christmas Blue spruce

Abies balsamea

Picea pungens Christmas Blue

Balsam Fir
Christmas Blue 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.

The Christmas Blue Spruce is a popular choice for Christmas tree farms due to its strong scent and pyramidal shape. This is a cultivar of the Blue Spruce and is a cold-hardy evergreen tree with grey-blue needles.

The Christmas Blue Spruce is highly pollution tolerant, and is native to North America.

BALSAM FIR QUICK FACTS

CHRISTMAS BLUE 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: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: full sun
Bark: distinctive resinous pockets in younger trees
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: colorado christmas spruce