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Canaan Fir vs Subalpine Fir

Abies balsamea phanerolepis

Abies lasiocarpa


Canaan Fir
Subalpine Fir

Canaan Fir, which is closely related to Balsam Fir, is known for its open-growing patterns and strong branches.

Canaan Fir is highly adaptable to many soil conditions and thrives in both shaded areas or direct sunlight. It is commonly used for Christmas tree farming or reforestation.

This rugged landscape tree remains green year-round.

Subalpine Fir is pyramidal, coniferous tree often found growing naturally in areas with higher elevation. A lover of cool and moist soils, this adaptable tree bears unique and attractive cones that take on a purplish-black color and grow vertically.

Subalpine Fir is often used in naturalization projects, however, this variety will act as a beautiful specimen tree on its own. Subalpine Fir has also been used to create screens and windbreaks, but keep in mind this slow grower will take some time before reaching a height that is suitable for wind protection.



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Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: any
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: low

In row spacing: 3 m (10 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)

Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes