Balsam Fir is native to North American and has long been one of the most popular Christmas tree viareties. Balsam fir is also a valuable specimen used in a landscape setting. Balsam fir is can be readily transplanted balled and burlap. They prefer well drained, acid soils, and a generally colder climate. Balsam fir is considered to be more shade tolerant than other firs and is very sensitive to air pollution, hot and dry weather.
Hardiness Zone: 3-5
Mature Size: 45'-75' in height, 20'-25' spread
Disease and Insects: spruce budworm, wooly aphid and canker diseases.