Balsam Fir Seed

Abies balsamea

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Balsam Fir is a medium sized tree with long leaves and a balsam scent. The cones are a purple / violet colour when young and tend to ooze sticky resin. Primarily grown for pulp and biomass. Balsam Fir oil is extracted for room fresheners, incense, cold remedies and rodent repellent. It is extremely hardy. There are many different varieties used for ornamental purposes, some of which are dwarf/slow growing and some with different coloured foliage.

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Description

Abies balsamea

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 colder, wetter climates but prefers full sun



			

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Genus

Abies

Size

Mini Seed Pack (70 seeds approx.), Seed pack (350seed approx)

Family

Pinaceae

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

tree

Evergreen

evergreen