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Abies koreana ‘Alpin Star’ (Korean Fir)

Korean Fir 'Alpin Star', Alpin Star Korean Fir, Abies koreana 'Alpine Star'

Abies koreana 'Alpin Star', Korean Fir 'Alpin Star', Alpin Star Korean Fir, Abies koreana 'Alpine Star', Evergreen Conifer, Evergreen Shrub, Dwarf Conifer

Abies koreana ‘Alpin Star’ (Korean Fir) is a dwarf, evergreen conifer of compact, upright, irregular habit densely clothed in incredibly dark green needles, adorned with white undersides. Slow-growing, 1-3 in. per year (2-7 cm), this Korean Fir is a great choice for small gardens, containers or rockeries.

  • Grows up to 2 ft. tall and wide (60 cm) after 10 years.
  • 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.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 7
Heat Zones 6
Climate Zones 3, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Pinaceae
Genus Abies
Common names Korean Fir, Fir
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 30" (80cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Abies grandis (Grand Fir)

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 7
Heat Zones 6
Climate Zones 3, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Pinaceae
Genus Abies
Common names Korean Fir, Fir
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 30" (80cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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