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Latin Name: Abies balsamea
Forestart Reference: ABBALS1

Balsam Fir is a medium sized tree with long leaves and a balsam scent. The cones are a purple / violet colour when young. Primarily grown for pulp and biomass.

Common Name: Balsam Fir
Native: North America, Arctic
Provenance: USA
Size and Spread (10yrs): up to 10m
Treatment required: Semi dormant, requires pre-chill stratification of 
30days at 5degC 
Germinal seeds/kg: 70,000
Ideal sowing period: Spring 
Soil conditions: prefers moist peaty soils. Not good on chalk 

Planting instructions: thrives in cooler, wetter climates 


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