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Silver Leaf Willow vs Cooks Blue Balsam Fir

Salix alba sericea

Abies balsamea Cooks Blue

Silver Leaf Willow
Cooks Blue Balsam Fir

Native to North America, Silver Leaf Willow has orangish bark and long, silvery grey leaves. Bees and other insects are attracted to its flowers.

Popular as an ornamental tree for parks, it is also used as a shelterbelt species. It may not be as cold hardy as some of the other willow varieties, however.

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.

SILVER LEAF WILLOW QUICK FACTS

COOKS BLUE BALSAM FIR QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Bark: yellow-brown
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: high
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: white willow


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Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
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