Abies balsamea var. phanerolepis

Canaan Fir, Bracted Balsam Fir, West Virginia Balsam Fir

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - slow
Mature Height - 45-75'
Mature Width - 20-25'
Longevity - 150 yrs.

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Male-yellow, catkin-like, female-red-purple
Fruit - Erect cone, 2-4" long
Leaf -
Fall Color - n/a
Bark - Breaking up into small, reddish brown, irregular scaly plates
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Prefers acid, well-drained soil, more shade tolerant than other firs
Native Habitat - Higher altitudes of North America
Diseases and Insects - Spruce budworm, woolly aphid and canker disease
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- Other plants with the common name Fir.
- Other plants of the family Pinaceae.
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