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PlantFiles: 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

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

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)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By grafting

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Tree_Guy 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 keepster 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
Riverside, Illinois
Acton, Massachusetts
Williamstown, Massachusetts
Horton, Michigan
Edison, New Jersey
Cleveland, Ohio
Toledo, Ohio
West Chester, Ohio
Beavertown, Pennsylvania
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Morrisville, Pennsylvania
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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