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Canaan Fir

Botanical Name: Abies Balsamea var Phanerolepis
Hardiness Zones: 4-6
Mature Height: 40-55'
Growth Rate: Medium
Seed Source: West Virginia

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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
    Available: 0
  • Plastic Gallon
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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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FCAAG361Y011 Y1 - 3"

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FCAAG361Y031 Y3 – 6″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FCAAG361Y061 Y6 – 9″

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FCAAG361Y091 Y9 – 12″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
No Items Available

50mm Jiffy Plug

Item #AgeHeightAvailable50250500100025005000
FCAAG501Y011 Y1 - 3"

2.922.382.091.701.561.51
FCAAG501Y031 Y3 – 6″

3.062.492.191.781.631.58
FCAAG502Y012 Y1 - 3"

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FCAAG502Y032 Y3 – 6″

3.432.792.451.991.821.76
FCAAG502Y062 Y6 – 9″

3.532.872.522.041.881.81
FCAAG502Y092 Y9 – 12″

3.632.952.592.101.921.86
FCAAG502Y122 Y12 – 15″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
No Items Available

Plug+1 Husky Bare Root

Item #AgeHeightAvailable50250500100025005000
FCAHX032 Y3 – 6″

2.922.382.091.701.561.51
FCAHX062 Y6 – 9″

3.332.712.381.931.771.71
FCAHX092 Y9 – 12″

3.743.042.662.161.981.91
FCAHX122 Y12 – 15″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
No Items Available

Plug+2 Jumbo Husky Bare Root

Item #AgeHeightAvailable50250500100025005000
FCAJX063 Y6 – 9″

4.153.372.952.392.192.11
FCAJX093 Y9 – 12″

4.553.693.232.622.402.31
FCAJX123 Y12 – 15″

5.074.113.592.902.662.56
FCAJX153 Y15 – 18″

5.584.523.953.192.922.81
FCAJX183 Y18 – 24″

6.725.434.753.833.503.37
FCAJX243 Y24 – 36″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
No Items Available

Plastic Gallon

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FCAPL1Y062 Y6 – 9″

5.565.134.834.594.484.29
FCAPL1Y092 Y9 – 12″

5.665.224.924.674.564.37
FCAPL1Y122 Y12 – 15″

5.765.315.004.754.644.44
FCAPL2Y092 Y9 – 12″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FCAPL2Y122 Y12 – 15″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FCAPL2Y152 Y15 – 18″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FCAPL2Y182 Y18 – 24″

6.265.775.445.165.044.82
No Items Available

Plantable Peat Quart

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FCAPQ1Y062 Y6 – 9″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FCAPQ1Y092 Y9 – 12″

3.683.433.223.082.972.85
FCAPQ1Y122 Y12 – 15″

3.783.533.313.163.052.93
FCAPQ2Y122 Y12 – 15″

3.883.623.403.253.133.00
FCAPQ2Y152 Y15 – 18″

3.983.713.483.333.213.08
FCAPQ2Y182 Y18 – 24″

4.083.803.573.413.293.16
No Items Available

Plantable Peat Gallon

Item #AgeHeightAvailable50250500100025005000
FCAPG1Y092 Y9 – 12″

5.855.395.084.824.714.51
FCAPG2Y122 Y12 – 15″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FCAPG2Y152 Y15 – 18″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
FCAPG2Y182 Y18 – 24″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
No Items Available

Notes
Canaan Fir is often compared to Fraser and Balsam Fir when it comes to its growing pattern and style. Positively, Canaan Fir has excellent needle retention.

Uses
Canaan Fir trees are typically used for windbreak, christmas trees, and landscaping purposes.

Wildlife Value
This tree is known to offer nesting and shelter areas during the winter for many birds and mammals. It also produces seed that acts a food source for birds and squirrels alike.

History & Lore
The name ‘Canaan Fir’ comes from the Canaan Valley northeast of Elkins, West Virginia.

Hardiness Zones
4-6

Tree Type
Conifer

Tree Subtype
Fir

Mature Height
40-55'

Mature Spread
25'

Growth Rate
Medium

Seed Source
West Virginia

Sun Preference
Full sun, part shade

Soil PH Range
5.5-6.5

Soil Preference
Well drained, slope soil

Tolerant
Drought

Intolerant
Urban pollution

Diseases

Pests
Spider mites, balsam wooly, deer, balsam twig

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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