Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Danger: Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: N/A
Foliage: Grown for foliage Evergreen
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
On Apr 21, 2009, Tree_Guy from Menomonie, WI (Zone 4a) wrote:
This is a neat little tree to have in your collection if you are into trees. From my experience, it is a very slow grower, perhaps because of our zone, 4a? It makes for an interesting conversation piece in the yard. I have it as a stand-alone tree, however, if I were to plant it again, I would incorporate it into more of a specimen garden. If you are considering buying this tree, look for seedlings or dwarf trees at larger nurseries. I got mine for $29....after several years it is now the size of those going for nearly $200.
On Dec 2, 2003, keepster from Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
A dwarf Korean Fir with short, curled needles that show off the silver from all sides. Purple cones are known to form on very young plants. Although the plants are miniature, the cones are regular-sized, adding to the excitement of this plant.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Sonoma, California North Riverside, Illinois Williamstown, Massachusetts Horton, Michigan Edison, New Jersey Beckett Ridge, Ohio Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio Toledo, Ohio Beavertown, Pennsylvania Laflin, Pennsylvania Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Morrisville, Pennsylvania Bainbridge Island, Washington Eau Claire, Wisconsin