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Balsam Fir vs Hoopsii Spruce

Abies balsamea

Picea pungens Hoopsii

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Balsam Fir
Hoopsii 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 Hoopsii Spruce is a cold-hardy variety that has attractive silvery-blue foliage. It is a dense evergreen tree with a distinctive pyramidal form. The needles are highly ornamental and retain their color throughout the winter, which allowed it to win the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.

The Hoopsii Spruce, is a Blue Spruce cultivar and is popular due to being relatively low-maintenance and having a high pollution tolerance.

BALSAM FIR QUICK FACTS

HOOPSII SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 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 hoopsii spruce