Where can this tree grow?

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  1. frangisc

    frangisc New Member

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    I was wondering if the Alpine Balsam Fir will grow in North Carolina? Does it look similar to the Balsam Fir? and does this tree grow in North Carolina?
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Depends on where in North Carolina. High up near the summit of Mount Mitchell, no problem. In the coastal lowlands, no, or not for more than a few years at best.
     
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    so if the tree was growing at an elevation of 2,178 ft, probably not the same tree image2.jpeg this is the tree. I thought it was just a Balsam Fir tree...what do you think?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Evergreen with tufted needles borne on spur like shoots = Cedrus.
     
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    here are better pictures if bark and the whole tree IMG_4187.jpg IMG_4188.jpg
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yep, Lebanon Cedar Cedrus libani - a very nice tree, and adapted to warmer climates than Balsam Fir. A very nice tree, really majestic when it gets older.
     
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    thanks so very much
     

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