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Abies lasiocarpa

Also called Western Balsam Fir


More About Abies lasiocarpa

  • Compact conifer with a tight uniform conical growth
  • Needles have rounded tips which curl upward
  • New growth is light green, maturing to a silvery-blue as the season progresses
  • Erect seed cones on upper branches are purple for a short time in the spring
  • Seed cones disintegrate or disseminate while still on the branches

Interesting Notes:

Native to Western Canada and pockets of land in the uplands of midwest USA.

Zone:

5

Height:

15-20 m

Spread:

7-8 m
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Corkbark Fir Growing and Maintenance Tips

This fir is fairly drought-tolerant, once established. Grows well in a slightly acidic, fertile soil. This cultivar should not need any pruning to maintain its shape.


Abies lasiocarpa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow
Medium

Habit

Conical
Compact
Columnar

Foliage Color

Silver

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
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