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Balsam Fir vs Globe Blue Spruce

Abies balsamea

Picea pungens Glauca Globosa


Balsam Fir
Globe 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 Globe Blue Spruce is a uniquely shaped evergreen shrub species, with a rounded and compact form. It has silvery-blue needles that can last all winter, which add to its ornamental value.

The Globe Blue Spruce is a cultivar of the Blue Spruce and is especially popular in urban environments for its eye-catching shape, cold-hardiness and high pollution tolerance.



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Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 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 globe spruce