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  • Abies balsamea 'Nana,' commonly known as Dwarf Balsam Fir or Balsam Fir Nana, is a compact and slow-growing cultivar of the Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea). It is a small evergreen conifer that is native to North America.

    Dwarf Balsam Fir has a dense and rounded form, typically reaching a mature height of about 2 to 3 feet (0.6 to 0.9 meters) and a spread of 3 to 4 feet (0.9 to 1.2 meters). Its growth rate is relatively slow compared to other Balsam Fir varieties. The needles are similar to the species, with flat, dark green foliage that gives off a pleasant fragrance when touched or crushed.

    This cultivar is popular for its compact size, making it suitable for smaller gardens, rockeries, or as a container plant. It adds texture and a touch of evergreen beauty to the landscape. The dense foliage and attractive form of Dwarf Balsam Fir make it a visually appealing choice for ornamental purposes.

    Dwarf Balsam Fir thrives in full sun to partial shade conditions. It prefers well-drained soils and is tolerant of a wide range of soil types, including sandy and loamy soils. Like its larger counterpart, it prefers cool and moist climates, making it well-suited for regions with colder temperatures.

    This dwarf cultivar requires minimal maintenance once established. Regular watering is necessary during its establishment period, but it becomes relatively drought-tolerant over time. Pruning or shearing is not typically required, as its natural growth habit remains compact and neat. However, if desired, light pruning can be done in early spring to shape the plant or remove any dead or damaged branches.

    Dwarf Balsam Fir, like other Balsam Fir varieties, is also used as a Christmas tree due to its symmetrical shape and pleasant fragrance. Its small size makes it suitable for tabletop displays or smaller spaces.

    In summary, Abies balsamea 'Nana' or Dwarf Balsam Fir is a compact and slow-growing cultivar that retains the attractive features of the Balsam Fir in a smaller package. Its versatility, pleasant fragrance, and neat appearance make it an excellent choice for adding evergreen charm to gardens and landscapes of limited space.


  • SPREAD 80-100 CM
  • HEIGHT 50-60 CM

Care Instructions

Different plants have different watering needs. Check the soil moisture by inserting your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry, water the plant until the water drains from the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

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