Dwarf Balsam Fir
Abies balsamea 'Nana'
Water regularly to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
|Botanical Pronunciation||A-beez bal-SAM-ee-uh NAN-uh|
|Lore||Abies balsamea (Balsam Fir) is native to the cool, moist woodlands and bottomlands of midwestern and eastern regions of the United States and Canada. It does not thrive in the hot, humid regions of the southern states, or the hot summer climates of the southwest.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||A perfect specimen for a rock garden or as a bonsai. Also pretty mixed with brighter, lower-growing groundcovers. Makes a dark, green cushion amid smaller flowering perennials.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Rock Garden, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.|
Provide organically rich, lightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 6