Abies balsamea ( balsam fir)


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Balsam fir is a keystone species, supporting many lepidoptera and other insects. It is also a deer resistant evergreen that usually reaches 35-60”. Although it thrives in colder climates, it is native to Massachusetts and is often grown as a Christmas tree or for holiday cut greens. It is wonderful cover for wildlife, and also creates great screening for a windbreak when planted with other species. Birds and squirrels enjoy their seeds and protection. “Host plant for 114 species of moth and butterfly larvae including: apple sphinx, fringed looper, imperial moth, Io moth, white marked tussock moth and more.” -Native Plant Trust

Abies balsamea (balsam fir)

  • Full sun, part shade
  • 35-60′, 12-18′
  • Fragrant
  • Evergreen
  • Host Plant
  • Screening
  • Seed for Wildlife
  • Wildlife Protection
  • Attracts Birds
  • Christmas Tree
  • Wind Break
  • Deer/Rabbit Resistant
  • Cool, Moist, Acidic Soil
  • Ph Target 4.6-6.5

Order Online for Pickup at our Westport, MA farm. 

An additional handling charge may be applied at pickup. This is dependent on order quantity.

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