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balsamea

Classification

Order: Pinales
   Family: Pinaceae
            Genus: Abies
                        Specie: balsamea

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Cool moist sites

Features: Attractive habit and foliage; fragrant resin

Uses: Specimen tree Conifer gardens

Zones: 3-8

Description: Extensively grown in the USA, particularly in Virginia, and in central and eastern Canada, this is a conical tree with sleek gray bark that exudes a fragrant resinous sap in bubble-like formations. It grows to a height of 50 ft (15 m), up to 15 ft (4.5 m)

Growth Habit: Conical habit

Comments: Several cultivars available; short lived in cultivation

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial





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