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Abies koreana ‘Blauer Eskimo’ (Korean Fir)

Korean Fir 'Blauer Eskimo', Blauer Eskimo Korean Fir

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Abies koreana 'Blauer Eskimo', Korean Fir 'Blauer Eskimo', Blauer Eskimo Korean Fir, Evergreen Conifer, Evergreen Shrub, Dwarf Conifer

Abies koreana ‘Blauer Eskimo’ (Korean Fir) is a dwarf, evergreen conifer of globose habit adorned with short and stubby branches clothed in blue-green needles and prominent resin-covered buds which are ravishing in winter. Slow-growing, 1 in. per year (2.5 cm), this Korean Fir is a great choice for small gardens, containers, or rockeries and makes a lovely specimen plant when grafted onto a standard.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities.
  • Grows up to 2 ft. high (60 cm) and 1 ft. wide (30 cm).
  • 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 is required.
  • Abies koreana is native to the higher mountains of South Korea.

 

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 Fir, Korean Fir
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, Traditional Garden
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Abies concolor (White Fir)
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Abies balsamea (Balsam Fir)
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 Fir, Korean Fir
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, Traditional Garden
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Do I Need?
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