The Canaan Fir is a relative newcomer to the Christmas trees market. They share characteristics of both the Fraser and Balsam species, and are considered a natural cross by some. These trees were grown 2 years in a seed bed and then grew another 2 years as transplants. These 2+2's average 9 inches and range from 7 to 12 inches in length. The Canaan Fir has good needle retention and natural late flushing trait making it resistant to frost damage. This makes an attractive landscape plant or Christmas tree. It does better on wetter sites than Fraser fir, but does prefer good drainage.