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Canaan Fir Canaan Fir needles

Canaan Fir - Similar to the other eastern firs.

Abies balsamea phanerolepi. It is very similar to balsam fir, and was once thought to be the same, but has been since determined to be a distinct species. Canaan Fir has short, soft needles that are dark green on the upper surface and silvery blue on the underside.  It combines the strong fragrance of the Balsam Fir with the better needle retention of the Fraser Fir.   It is native to isolated pockets in the mountains of West Virginia and Virginia, but is commercially grown in many areas of the east Coast and now the midwest.


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