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Balsam Fir ‘Sheet Harbor’

Botanical Name: Abies Balsamea ‘Sheet Harbor’
Hardiness Zones: 3-6
Mature Height: 75'
Growth Rate: Fast
Seed Source: Nova Scotia

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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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  • Plastic Gallon
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  • Plantable Peat Quart
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36mm Jiffy Plug

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FBSAG361Y011 Y1 - 3"

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBSAG361Y031 Y3 – 6″

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FBSAG361Y061 Y6 – 9″

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FBSAG361Y091 Y9 – 12″

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50mm Jiffy Plug

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FBSAG501Y011 Y1 - 3"

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FBSAG501Y031 Y3 – 6″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBSAG502Y012 Y1 - 3"

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBSAG502Y032 Y3 – 6″

3.432.792.451.991.821.76
FBSAG502Y062 Y6 – 9″

3.532.872.522.041.871.81
FBSAG502Y092 Y9 – 12″

3.632.952.592.101.921.86
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Plug+1 Husky Bare Root

Item #AgeHeightAvailable50250500100025005000
FBSHX032 Y3 – 6″

2.922.382.091.701.561.51
FBSHX062 Y6 – 9″

3.332.712.381.931.771.71
FBSHX092 Y9 – 12″

3.743.042.662.161.981.91
No Items Available

Plug+2 Jumbo Husky Bare Root

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FBSJX063 Y6 – 9″

4.153.372.952.392.192.11
FBSJX093 Y9 – 12″

4.553.693.232.622.402.31
FBSJX123 Y12 – 15″

5.074.113.592.902.662.56
FBSJX153 Y15 – 18″

5.584.523.953.192.922.81
FBSJX183 Y18 – 24″

6.725.434.753.833.503.37
No Items Available

Plastic Gallon

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FBSPL1Y062 Y6 – 9″

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FBSPL1Y092 Y9 – 12″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBSPL1Y122 Y12 – 15″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBSPL2Y122 Y12 – 15″

6.065.595.264.994.884.67
FBSPL2Y152 Y15 – 18″

6.165.685.355.084.964.75
FBSPL2Y182 Y18 – 24″

6.265.775.445.165.044.82
No Items Available

Plantable Peat Quart

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FBSPQ1Y062 Y6 – 9″

3.583.373.163.022.922.80
FBSPQ1Y092 Y9 – 12″

3.683.433.223.082.972.85
FBSPQ2Y092 Y9 – 12″

3.783.533.313.163.052.93
FBSPQ2Y122 Y12 – 15″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBSPQ2Y152 Y15 – 18″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
No Items Available

Plantable Peat Gallon

Item #AgeHeightAvailable50250500100025005000
FBSPG1Y092 Y9 – 12″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBSPG2Y122 Y12 – 15″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FBSPG2Y152 Y15 – 18″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
No Items Available

Notes
Similar to the Balsam Fir ‘Nova Scotia’, the Balsam Fir ‘Sheet Harbor’ also produces an oily resin and has dark green needles with 2 white stripes across it.

Uses
This tree is commonly favored as a Christmas tree. Its wood is also used for lumber and pulp.

Wildlife Value
The Balsam Fir ‘Sheet Harbor’ produces seeds and buds that offer a food source to many birds, squirrels, mice, and more. Deer and moose also use this tree as a source of food, cover, and shelter.

History & Lore
The oily resin produced by this tree was used to place specimen under slides long ago.

Hardiness Zones
3-6

Tree Type
Conifer

Tree Subtype
Fir

Mature Height
75'

Mature Spread
25'

Growth Rate
Fast

Seed Source
Nova Scotia

Sun Preference
Full sun, part shade

Soil PH Range
6.0-6.5

Soil Preference
Acidic, moist, well drained soil

Tolerant
Some salt

Intolerant
Pollution

Diseases
Furn rust, trunk decay, heart rot, canker

Pests
Wooly adelgid, budworm, hemlock looper

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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