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Abies balsamea Cooks Blue Improved

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Genus: Abies Species: balsamea Origin: Cooks Blue Improved
Common Name: Blue Balsam Fir Other Name: Cooks Blue Fir Pre-treatment: Required
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Seeds per lb.: 41600 Zone Cold: 3 Zone Warm: 7
Height: U.S. Native: Yes Growth Rate: Slow-Medium
Spread: Plant Type: Medium Tree Vegetation Type: Evergreen
Purity Range: 97-99% Germination Range: 40-60% Shelf Life: 1-2 years cold & dry
Storage: Cold & Dry @ 34-41 Deg. F Sowing Density: 35-50 seedlings/ft2 Plant Use:
Nitrogen Fixing: No Leaf Color: Blue-Green Flower Color: ineffective
Comments: Seed collected from grafted blue needled balsam plantation. High nitrogen levels help keep the blue color in the needles. The blue color is from the wax on the needles. A large percentage of the seedlings will exhibit degrees of the blue needled characteristics.
Germination info: Seed requires 30-45 days cold moist stratification.
A Trial Packet contains a minimum of 5 - 30 seeds depending on the size of the selected seed.

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