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Aristocratic in appearance and slow growing, the Korean fir has wonderful layered branches with deep green needles that have startling bright white undersides. Unique amongst the true firs, this tree bears intense violet-blue cones as a young plant, low enough on the tree to be enjoyed for their beauty. This restrained evergreen is a great choice for smaller gardens.
Plant Type: pyramidal conifer
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 7 ft. 0 in. (2.13 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 meters)
Plant Height-Mature: 18 ft. 0 in. (5.49 meters)
Plant Width-Mature: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun
Water Requirements: occasional watering
Seasonal Interest: spring upright violet-blue immature cones
Wildlife Associations: birds
- Culture Notes
- Korean fir prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Once it is established it will require occasional watering during dry weather. It is a slow grower with a lovely branching pattern, prune only if a branch is broken or misshaped.
- Geek Notes
- Native to South Korea on upper mountain slopes.