Abies balsamea

var. phanerolepis WV Canaan

Canaan Fir


West Virginia Canaan ecotype raised in Pennsylvania seed orchard.

In Stock: 8.398 lb (Total:8.398lb)
  • Abies balsamea var. phanerolepis WV Canaan

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Growing Info

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 

Looking for the perfect Christmas tree? Look no further than the Abies balsamea var. phanerolepis Canaan Fir. This tree has become a popular choice among Christmas tree growers due to its excellent needle retention, ability to grow on low elevation sites, and contrasting blue and green needles. The Canaan Fir is an ecotype of the Bracted Balsam Fir, found in the Canaan Valley of West Virginia. This unique tree has characteristics that make it intermediate between the Balsam Fir and the Fraser Fir. In fact, some taxonomists once named it Abies intermedia due to its similarities to both species. Choose the Canaan Fir this holiday season for a beautiful, long-lasting Christmas tree that will add a touch of natural beauty to your home.

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