Balsam Fir, abies balsamea

Balsam Fir, abies balsamea
Item# DA-balsamfir
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 4000 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 67%; Where Harvested (location) - Canada

The Balsam Fir is an attractive pyramidal evergreen with a symmetrical growth habit. The short, 2-ranked needles are dark green with white bands on the underside. The trunk is gray and has raised blisters full of fragrant resin. This conifer is native in the lakes region of the upper midwest. The Balsam Fir is also a very popular choice as a Christmas tree. It ranges in height from 40 to 75 ft. It's width ranges from 15-25 ft. It's cold hardy to zone 3. It prefers rich, well drained soils and needs ample moisture. Performs best in cool climates; foliage becomes sparse in hot, dry conditions.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand 24-36 hours. Stratification: Cold stratify for 30 days. Germination: Sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp soil, mulch seed bed. Seed may germinate in stratification. Other: Fall sowing in mulched seedbeds is preferred to artificial stratification and spring sowing.