Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.

Balsam Fir, Balm of Gilead

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Photo credit: Original from Descr. Pinus courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library - (provided by Missouri Botanical Garden) modified to provide labels.

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Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Abies

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 3 to 6a

Size: 45 to 70' tall, to 20' wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun

Description: 

Leaves to 1" long, 2 white bands on the underside, dark green above. Cones to 4" long, purple when young. Dense pyramidal, symmetrical form. Moist well-drained soil. Protect from winds.

History: 

Native to North America from Labrador to Pennsylvania. Introduced to cultivation in 1696.

Published in Gard. Dict. ed. 8 3 in 1768.

Basionym Pinus balsamea L. - also published in Desc. Pinus

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