Abies koreana 'Blue Emperor' (Korean Fir) is an evergreen conifer of great beauty. It forms a compact pyramid with attractive steel-blue needles. Abundant purple cones are held upright along the branches, creating a lovely contrast against the foliage. A slow grower, 2-6 in. per year (5-15 cm), 'Blue Emperor' is a great choice for small gardens, containers or rockeries.
- Grows up to 6-10 ft. high (2-3 m) and 8 ft. wide (2.5 m). This plant is very slow growing, therefore it will take many years to reach these dimensions.
- Performs best in full sun in rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils. More tolerant of heat and humidity than most firs but performs best in cooler climates.
- Virtually disease free. Watch for aphids and adelgids. Easy to grow, easy to care for and rarely browsed by deer.
- No pruning required.