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Abies koreana ‘Silberlocke’ (Korean Fir)

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Abies koreana ‘Silberlocke’ (Korean Fir) is an evergreen conifer of great beauty. It forms a compact pyramid with particularly attractive dark green needles which curl upwards to display their silvery white undersides. Abundant purple cones are held upright along the branches, creating a lovely contrast against the deep green foliage. A slow grower, 4-6 in. per year (10-15 cm), ‘Silberlocke’ is a real conversation piece for the garden.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 20-30 ft. high (6-9 m) and 10-20 ft. wide (3-6 m).
  • Performs best in full sun in rich, slightly acidicmoist, 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.
  • Propagate by seed or grafting.
  • 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, Trees
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 20' - 30'
(6.1m - 9.1m)
Spread 10' - 20'
(3m - 6.1m)
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, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, 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, Trees
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 20' - 30'
(6.1m - 9.1m)
Spread 10' - 20'
(3m - 6.1m)
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, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden
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Do I Need?
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