The Canaan Fir grows rather quickly reaching a height of 6′ in about 7 years. It grows best in moist, well drained soils. Heavy, clay-rich soils which remain wet for long periods of time are not recommended. Direct sunlight is required to thrive but Canaan Fir can grow in locations with less than full sunlight. They can be used for Christmas trees and ornamental purposes having excellent longevity when cut and high survival rate when replanted.
The needles of a Canaan Fir range between 1/2″ and 1″ long. The needles are rigid to the touch and are very fragrant. When the tree is cut and used for display purposes the needles have excellent retention. The color of a Canaan Fir varies slightly from tree to tree but is best described as being blue-green.
- Excellent for landscape – good survival rate
- Cool, sheltered moist location, well drained soil
- Restrictions limited as far as soil types and conditions
- Northern areas – from sea level to 6,000
- Needles are 1/2″ to 1 1/4″ long – very fragrant, good color
- Symmetrical, dense, pyramidal crown
- Used as ornamental, Christmas tree or timber
- Will NOT do well in heavy, wet clay soil
- Will grow 50′
- 7 years (maybe sooner) for 6′ tree
- 3′ to 9′ live in burlap
- 6′ to 12′ fresh cut for display
- Up to 9′ cut your own