Balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
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Latin (scientific) name: Abies balsamea
Common English name: Balsam fir
French name: Sapin baumier
Highly adaptable to many soil types and climates
The Balsam fir is the only fir native to eastern Canada and has flat blunt needles to differentiate it from spruce
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b
A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.
For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.