Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.
North eastern North America
Fully-hardy, evergreen conical tree with smooth grey bark, leaves, to 2.5cm long, arranged in a V-shape on the shoots, and purplish blue cones, to 8cm long. To 15m. [RHSD, Hortus, Hilliers'].
Horticultural & Botanical History
Introduced to Britain in 1696. [JD]. Leaves, cones and seeds are illustrated in Die Coniferen. [Die Coniferen t.XXVI/1840-41].
History at Camden Park
Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues [C.1/1845].
Published Jul 12, 2009 - 05:24 PM | Last updated Jul 29, 2010 - 03:21 PM