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Dwarf Balsam Fir

Abies balsamea 'Nana'

Pronunciation: A-beez bal-SAM-ee-uh NAN-uh
SKU #00008
3-6

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OVERVIEW
Description Dense, dark green, aromatic needles on horizontal spreading branches form a very small, globe-shaped shrub. This slow growing, tidy evergreen is an beautiful specimen for low maintenance rock gardens and mixed borders. Thrives in cooler summer regions.
Light Full sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Conifer; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Slowly reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Rounded
STYLE
Landscape Use Border
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
Companion Plants Pine (Pinus); Dogwood (Cornus); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Spirea (Spiraea); Viburnum (Viburnum); Smoke Tree (Cotinus)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
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.

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