NARGS Plant of the Month

Abies balsamea 'Nana'

Description and General Information:

Dwarf balsam fir, Abies balsamea 'Nana' is also known in the literature as forma hudsonia or 'Hudsonia'. It was originally discovered in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It forms a dwarf globular to mounding conifer 30-60 cm high. Plants have aromatic, flattened dark green needles that are whitened below. The branches are short and compact.

Cultivation:

This conifer prefers full sun in the north but appreciated afternoon shade in the south.  In fact, it is not...