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Abies balsamea (Hudsonia Group) ‘Nana’ (Balsam Fir)

Balsam Fir 'Nana', Nana Balsam Fir, Abies balsamea 'Nana', Abies balsamea f. hudsonia, Abies balsamea ‘Hudsonia’

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Abies balsamea (Hudsonia Group) 'Nana', Balsam Fir 'Nana', Nana Balsam Fir, Evergreen Conifer, Evergreen Shrub, Blue Conifer, Blue Fir, Dwarf Conifer

Highly popular, Abies balsamea ‘Nana’ is a dwarf, aromatic, evergreen conifer of globose habit, forming a broad mound with numerous short branches, adorned with a lush foliage of dark green needles radially arranged around the stems. Slow-growing, 2-3 in. per year (5-7 cm), this Balsam Fir is a great choice for small gardens or rockeries. Perfect for adding year-round color to the garden.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities.
  • Grows up to 1-2 ft. tall and wide (30-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in evenly moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Thrives in cooler summer regions and does not tolerate heat and humidity.
  • Perfect for small gardens, rock gardens.
  • Virtually disease free. Watch for aphids and adelgids. Easy to grow, easy to care for.
  • No pruning required.
  • Propagate by seed or grafting

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 6
Heat Zones 1 - 6
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Pinaceae
Genus Abies
Common names Balsam Fir, Fir
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Abies procera (Noble Fir)
Abies concolor (White Fir)
Abies lasiocarpa (Subalpine Fir)
Abies balsamea (Balsam Fir)
Abies grandis (Grand Fir)

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 6
Heat Zones 1 - 6
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Pinaceae
Genus Abies
Common names Balsam Fir, Fir
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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