Korean Fir
Abies koreana 'Horstmann's Silberlocke'

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abies (A-bees) (Info)
Species: koreana (kor-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Horstmann's Silberlocke

Category:

Conifers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sonoma, California

Riverside, Illinois

Acton, Massachusetts

Williamstown, Massachusetts

Horton, Michigan

Edison, New Jersey

Cleveland, Ohio

Toledo, Ohio

West Chester, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Beavertown, Pennsylvania

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Morrisville, Pennsylvania

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 6, 2015, Nanthawat from Portland, OR wrote:

Grows fairly slow but not slow enough to dismiss.

Positive

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.

Positive

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.