Balsam Fir Abies balsamea Quebec

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Abies balsamea Quebec

Family:

Pinaceae

Genus:

Abies

Species:

balsamea

Location:

Quebec

Common Name:

Balsam Fir

Seeds Per Pound:
49,900
Quantity:
0.6 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
22
Germination:
83%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
75 feet
Collection Locale:
Quebec
Crop Year:
2019
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3
In Stock: 0.6 lb
Prices
  • Abies balsamea Quebec

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$6.95
10 gram
$26.50
1 oz
$49.95
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: seed may start to germinate in cold strat., sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is often prefered to artificial strat and spring sowing.
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Conservation Plant Characteristics

Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.
balsam fir
ABBA

Summary
Duration Perennial
Growth Habit Tree
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)
Federal T/E Status
National Wetland Indicator FAC, FACW
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Stem
Growth Rate Slow
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 18
Height, Mature (feet) 60.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention Yes
Lifespan Short
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Conical
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance Low
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 80
Hedge Tolerance Low
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 4.0
pH, Maximum 6.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 300
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 1200
Precipitation, Minimum 13
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 20
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -43
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Fall
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 59840
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product Yes
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product Low
Lumber Product Yes
Naval Store Product Yes
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product Yes
Veneer Product Yes
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