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Grand Fir vs Cooks Blue Balsam Fir

Abies grandis

Abies balsamea Cooks Blue

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Grand Fir
Cooks Blue Balsam Fir

Grand Fir is a large, coniferous evergreen native to the Pacific Northwest of North America. Closely related to the White Fir, this tree has glossy green, needle-like leaves with notched ends. A tall, majestic tree, Grand Fir grows best in drier climates.

We currently have no plans to produce the Grand Fir. However, you will find that we are producing a number of quality alternatives.

Cooks Blue Balsam Fir is a blue tinged selection of Balsam Fir. Preferring slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils, this beautiful tree is loved among Christmas tree growers due to its striking color and pyramidal shape.

As Cooks Blue Balsam Fir matures, you'll notice that the color of the needles will intensify. Keep in mind this selection was grown from seed and the needles can vary in color from shades of green to blue. Nitrogen rich soil helps the needles retain their vibrant color.

Please be aware that this variety does not do well in intense heat, drying winds, or seasonal drought.

GRAND FIR QUICK FACTS

COOKS BLUE BALSAM FIR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 39 m (130 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: green
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: giant fir, great silver fir, lowland white fir, oregon fir, vancouver fir, western white fir


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