Abies balsamea

Common name: Balsam Fir

Non-native plant

Much more of a northern species, this tree is native to central Wisconsin but not truly native to Illinois. Happiest when planted in the areas that hold water or at the very least remain moist after rains. Do not plant it in heavier clay soils if you're looking for long term growth.  We've seen it planted in all sorts of "evergreen" situations with very limited success. The flowering cones appear in late spring and tend to be purple-ish in color at first and fade to brown later on. 

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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $22
11 to 24 units $20
25 or more units $18

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Plant Details

Plant type

Tree

Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Spring

Urban environment

Requires Protected Site, Yards that Flood

Growth form

Single trunk

Growth rate

Slow

Flower color

Cone

Size

Mature height
40 Feet
Mature width
25 Feet
Max height
55 Feet
Max width
35 Feet

Additional information

Rain garden suited

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