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Doug Fir

Be a while before they get this big. This is coastal doug fir. Water it enough. . .


Firs

Abies (true firs)
Pseudotsuga (douglas fir)

I love firs. The needles are soft, a bit flat, many with a faint groove running down the middle. Most of them have a lovely fresh scent. In spring the new growth is a pale green, making it look like there is a luna moth on every branch tip.

Fir is the most popular genus for natural Christmas trees. I currently have two species of true fir Balsam and alpine. Veitch, and Concolor, maybe Siberian to come eventually.

Balsam Fir

Balsam fir need some protection from winter wind when young.

Balsam Fir

2 yr old balsam fir in styroblocks. These guys are still small enough they will be under the snow all winter.


We also have douglas fir which isn’t in the same genus.

Only balsam fir is native in the Edmonton area, and I've only seen it in a few ravines running from the plains down into the river valley. While they should be hardy here, they will always need a bit of protection, and need additional watering.

The true firs (genus Abies) have needles that go out on either side of the twig in one or two rows. Some curve upward. Douglas fir (genus Pseudotsuga) has needles going around the entire twig.

Probably more than you want to know about the true firs True Firs at Conifers.org

And similarly for the fake firs. Douglas Fir at Conifers.org

Inventory tables are double rows to make them usable on small screens.
Common name and container in column 1.
Count is how many we think we have left. Price is per tree.
Height will be there next year, we hope.

Conifer -- Fir

Common Name
Container
Count
Price
Height
(feet)
Fir, Alpine
#1 Std pot (3 qt)
188
$17.50
Fir, Alpine
#5 Std pot (15 qt)
16
$70.00
Fir, Balsam
#1 Std pot (3 qt)
21
$12.50
Fir, Balsam
#10 Growbag (42 qt)
262
$80.00
Fir, Balsam
#10 Growbag (42 qt)
3
$100.00
Fir, Balsam
#10 Std pot (30 qt)
-3
$12.50
Fir, Balsam
#2 Std pot (6 qt)
385
$20.00
Fir, Balsam
#5 Std pot (15 qt)
313
$45.00
Fir, Douglas
#1 Std pot (3 qt)
59
$15.00
Fir, Douglas
60 ml/tree 20/bundle
220
$3.50
Fir, Douglas
#N/A
-1
$15.00
Fir, Siberian
#2 Std pot (6 qt)
83
$40.00
Last Update: 2021-Aug-14


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