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Balsam Fir ‘Cooks’

Botanical Name: Abies Balsamea ‘Cooks’
Hardiness Zones: 3-5
Mature Height: 45-75'
Growth Rate: Slow
Seed Source: New York

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  • 36mm Jiffy Plug
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  • 50mm Jiffy Plug
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  • Plug+1 Husky Bare Root
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  • Plug+2 Jumbo Husky Bare Root
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  • Plantable Peat Quart
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  • Plantable Peat Gallon
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36mm Jiffy Plug

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FBAAG361Y011 Y1 - 3"

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBAAG361Y031 Y3 – 6″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBAAG361Y061 Y6 – 9″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBAAG361Y091 Y9 – 12″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
No Items Available

50mm Jiffy Plug

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FBAAG501Y011 Y1 - 3"

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FBAAG501Y031 Y3 – 6″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBAAG502Y012 Y1 - 3"

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBAAG502Y032 Y3 – 6″

3.432.792.451.991.821.76
FBAAG502Y062 Y6 – 9″

3.532.872.522.041.881.81
No Items Available

Plug+1 Husky Bare Root

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FBAHX032 Y3 – 6″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBAHX062 Y6 – 9″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBAHX092 Y9 – 12″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
No Items Available

Plug+2 Jumbo Husky Bare Root

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FBAJX063 Y6 – 9″

4.153.372.952.392.192.11
FBAJX093 Y9 – 12″

4.553.693.232.622.402.31
FBAJX123 Y12 – 15″

5.074.113.592.902.662.56
FBAJX153 Y15 – 18″

5.584.523.953.192.922.81
FBAJX183 Y18 – 24″

6.725.434.753.833.503.37
FBAJX243 Y24 – 36″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
No Items Available

Plantable Peat Quart

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FBAPQ1Y062 Y6 – 9″

3.583.373.163.022.922.80
FBAPQ1Y092 Y9 – 12″

3.683.433.223.082.972.85
FBAPQ2Y092 Y9 – 12″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBAPQ2Y122 Y12 – 15″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBAPQ2Y152 Y15 – 18″

3.983.713.483.333.213.08
No Items Available

Plantable Peat Gallon

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FBAPG1Y092 Y9 – 12″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBAPG2Y122 Y12 – 15″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBAPG2Y152 Y15 – 18″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
No Items Available

Notes
The Balsam Fir ‘Cooks’ is a pyramid/cone shaped fir that has a spire shaped top and flat, ark green needles with a white stripe up to 1 inch long. Many favor this tree for its fragrant aroma.

Uses
Balsam Fir ‘Cooks’ are commonly used for Christmas trees, ornamental yard trees, landscaping trees.

Wildlife Value
The tree's seed is enjoyed by wildlife animals including birds, squirrels, and mice. Shelter, cover, and food is also provided for whitetail deer and moose.

History & Lore
The Balsam Fir ‘Cooks’ is known by multiple names. Some of the names include: ‘Balm of Gilead’, ‘Northern Balsam’, ‘Silver Pine’, and ‘Blister Fir’.

Hardiness Zones
3-5

Tree Type
Conifer

Tree Subtype
Fir

Mature Height
45-75'

Mature Spread
25'

Growth Rate
Slow

Seed Source
New York

Sun Preference
Full sun, part shade

Soil PH Range
6.0-6.5

Soil Preference
Acidic, moist, well drained, cool soil

Tolerant
Some salt

Intolerant
Humidity

Diseases
Canker, heart rot, needles rust, twig blight

Pests
Bark beetles, balsam wooly, spruce budworm

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Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Least Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Least Care