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.


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