Abies balsamea Nana Pinaceae
Dwarf Balsam Fir Fir A-bez bal-SA-me-a
- Evergreen shrub, very dwarf, globose form, top may flatten some with age, dense habit, branches outspread;
needles 4-10 mm long, dark green, white stomatal lines below.
- Sun or partial shade. Benefits from protection from hot summer sun. Provide ample
- Hardy to USDA Zone 3 The species,
Abies balsamea, Balsam Fir, has the widest range of any Abies in North America, from Labrador
to Alberta (the only fir native to eastern Canada) and south to Pennsylvania. The dwarf selection
Nana is from the White Mountains of New England, and the only form generally grown in the west.
- balsamea: balsam producing, the bark; Nana: dwarf, derived from nanus
- Oregon State Univ. campus: Hort Garden.