Abies balsamea ‘Nana’

dwarf balsam fir

  • © Patrick Breen - Oregon State University

  • © Patrick Breen - Oregon State University

Synonyms: Abies balsamea f. hudsonia

Abies balsamea ‘Hudsonia’

Outstanding Qualities

A dense, compact, dwarf conifer which brings year-round evergreen color to the garden. The late spring needles emerge a very bright green then soften to the typical dark green over the summer.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: conifer

Foliage Type:

Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 6

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: charming dwarf conifer with a pin-cushion shape and year-round evergreen foliage

Culture Notes
Plant in full sun to light shade and the soil must be well-drained. Water regularly during dry periods. No pruning should be necessary.