Bring the holidays to life with a fun-filled gift that grows a living Christmas Tree! These kits make great stocking stuffers, ideal party favors, and wonderful goodwill gifts for friends, family, and colleagues. Includes everything needed to germinate Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea), an excellent Christmas Tree species prized for its spicy fragrance, fine form, and wonderful color. Fun, festive, and meaningful -- give a tree of Christmas Future!
About Balsam Fir
The most aromatic and cold-hardy of all true firs, Balsam Fir grows in a vast range in the Northeast United States and throughout Canada, doing best in cool climates with abundant moisture. Still, it can thrive in a wide array of settings and soil types, from sea level to over 6,000 feet in elevation.
A small to medium-sized tree, Balsam Fir features short, blunt needles in a bluish-green color, and, when mature, produces vertical 2- to 4-inch radiantly purple cones in its crown. Balsam Firs grow to a maximum height of around 100 feet tall, but are usually considerably shorter. They grow in a neat, pyramidal form with a dense crown that terminates in a slender spire. The most widely distributed and least fire-resistant fir in North America, Balsam Firs are wrapped in thin, ash-gray bark punctuated by numerous blisters filled with sticky, fragrant, liquid resin.
Many animals -- from Moose to birds -- rely on Balsam Fir for food and shelter, and the resin has been used by humans for everything from pulmonary medicine to canoe sealant to deodorant to a specialized microscope slide cover glue used in the optics industry. This species is shade tolerant, has a relatively shallow root system (roots typically reach no lower than 3 feet), and can live for 200 years.
About Balsam Fir
Give a gift of Christmas Future!
Includes everything needed to germinate a tree from seed: seeds, growing medium, a mini-greenhouse, and detailed instructions
100% guaranteed: If your seed fails to germinate or your seedling perishes, we are happy to provide free replacement seed