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Dwarf Balsam Fir Tree Piccolo in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Abies balsamea 'Piccolo'

 

Dwarf Balsam Fir Tree 'Piccolo'

Fir trees are evergreen coniferous trees. They can be confused with other types of conifer. The way to tell a fir tree is by the way the needles grow, and by the cones. The soft needles are attached to the branch by what looks like a suction cup, and detach from the branch without leaving a peg behind. The fir tree cones grow upwards, like candles, rather than hanging down. They are softer than other coniferous trees, and they open up at the end of the season to spread their seeds. The trees can grow very large - up to 80 m - and tend to be somewhat conical in shape'Piccolo' is a miniature Balsam fir cultivar with dark green needles. Its branches tend to grow with a bit of a twist. It produces brown buds for seasonal interest. This dwarf globe is ideal for rock gardens, containers and small landscapes. In ten years, a mature specimen will stand 30cm tall and 40cm wide.

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plant Features
  • Dwarf Balsam Fir Tree Piccolo likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Dwarf Balsam Fir Tree Piccolo likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Dwarf Balsam Fir Tree Piccolo is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Dwarf Balsam Fir Tree Piccolo likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Dwarf Balsam Fir Tree 'Piccolo'

Latin name

Abies balsamea 'Piccolo'

type

Conifer

family

Pinaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.3 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Dwarf Balsam Fir Tree Piccolo likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Dwarf Balsam Fir Tree Piccolo is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Dwarf Balsam Fir Tree Piccolo likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Dwarf Balsam Fir Tree Piccolo likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Dwarf Balsam Fir Tree Piccolo is 0.30meters x 0.30meters 0.30 M 0.30 M

Abies balsamea 'Piccolo'

Fir trees are evergreen coniferous trees. They can be confused with other types of conifer. The way to tell a fir tree is by the way the needles grow, and by the cones. The soft needles are attached to the branch by what looks like a suction cup, and detach from the branch without leaving a peg behind. The fir tree cones grow upwards, like candles, rather than hanging down. They are softer than other coniferous trees, and they open up at the end of the season to spread their seeds. The trees can grow very large - up to 80 m - and tend to be somewhat conical in shape'Piccolo' is a miniature Balsam fir cultivar with dark green needles. Its branches tend to grow with a bit of a twist. It produces brown buds for seasonal interest. This dwarf globe is ideal for rock gardens, containers and small landscapes. In ten years, a mature specimen will stand 30cm tall and 40cm wide.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant in slightly acidic soil in a sunny site. Dig a hole bigger than the root-ball, and put in some organic compost into the hole, before planting the tree.

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed in early Spring in a pot of seed compost. Transplant to permanent sit whn the seedling is big enough to handle, and after it has been hardened off.

 
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