Abies balsamea 'Wolcott Pond' / Wolcott Pond balsam fir

Abies balsamea 'Wolcott Pond' is a dense, slow-growing, upright dwarf conical selection of balsam fir with ascending branchlets and glossy, dark-green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 32 inches (80 cm) tall and 20 inches (50 cm) wide, a growth rate of 1 to 2 inches (2.5 - 5 cm) per year.

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in the early 2000s on the banks of Wolcott Pond near Wolcott, Vermont by Sue Miliken and Greg Williams of Kate Brook Nursery, Wolcott, Vermont.

Abies balsamea 'Wolcott Pond' — a young specimen.
Photo by Bill Barger
Abies balsamea 'Wolcott Pond' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger