Abies koreana (Korean Fir) is a compact evergreen conifer that is garden-worthy. Enjoying a conical to pyramidal habit, its horizontal branches are densely clad with short and broad, shiny, dark green needles with silvery white undersides. Abundant blue or purple cones are held upright along the branches on young trees, creating a lovely contrast against the deep green foliage. A slow grower, 4-6 in. per year (10-15 cm), its bark is dark tan-brown and slightly resinous. An excellent accent choice for the home landscape
- Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
- Grows up to 15-30 ft. high (4-9 m) and 6-12 ft. wide (2-4 m).
- 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.
- Propagate by seed or grafting
- Native to Korea