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Balsam Fir

Abies balsamea

Age Comment per 10 per 25 per 100 per 500 per 1000
3 yr Short 4-7" $10 $20
$80 N/A N/A
3 yr Tall 8-12"

Maximum Order 500
Also available in the Christmas Tree Sampler Package


The original old-fashioned Christmas tree. Steeple-shaped evergreen tree with soft, flat blue-green extremely fragrant needles up to 1" long. Excellent needle retention and strong boughs support heavy ornaments. Shearing transforms these trees into full plantation grown trees with sturdy branches. Prefers moist, well-drained soils; avoid planting in low areas. This variety is the result of years of tree improvement work in our seed orchard in Boscawen. It is highly sought after by Christmas tree growers for its blue-green to blue color and dense foliage. Mature height 50 to 75'. Seed Source: NH State Nursery seed orchard.
Sheared Balsam Fir
Sheared Balsam Fir
Balsam  Fir 4-0
Balsam Fir 4-0
Balsam Fir 3-0
Balsam Fir 3-0
Balsam Fir 4-0 Seedbeds
Balsam Fir 4-0 Seedbeds


Seedling Catalog

Click here for a pdf of the Spring 2018 catalog. Please download a copy of the catalog as there are a limited number of hard copy catalogs available due to high demand for them.

You may  email us or give us a call at 603.271.2214 to receive a catalog or be placed on the mailing list.  There is no email distribution list for the catalog.
The seedling order form is available to download by double clicking on the ordering link at the top of the page or click here.


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We have the best tree and shrub seedlings - not imported, not replanted - but grown from seed right here in NH.
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SOLD OUT - Balsam Fir 3 year 8-12", Concolor Fir, Fraser Fir 3 year  8-12", Hemlock, Northern Wild Raisin, Norway Spruce 3 year, Red Osier Dogwood, White Oak and Winterberry Holly.

LOW INVENTORY - Alternate Leaf Dogwood, American Highbush Cranberry, Arrowwood, Blue Spruce 3 year, Buttonbush, Canaan Fir, Crabapple, Gray Dogwood, Nannyberry, Ninebark, Paper Birch, Silky Dogwood, Sugar Maple.