Dwarf Balsam Fir
Abies balsamea 'Nana'
Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|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|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Pine (Pinus); Dogwood (Cornus); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Spirea (Spiraea); Viburnum (Viburnum); Smoke Tree (Cotinus)|
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