Korean Fir
Abies koreana

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

Category:

Trees

Conifers

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

over 40 ft. (12 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Ellijay, Georgia

Galesburg, Michigan

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Columbus, Ohio

Ogden, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 6, 2015, PatYates from Ogden, UT wrote:

Gorgeous tree. I ordered one online from Forest Farm and even with the shipping charges it cost less than a fourth of what the local nursery is charging for the same size tree.

Neutral

On Jun 22, 2011, rock2651 from Little Canada, MN wrote:

Purchased this from reputable nursery in Twin Cities area and it slowly died. When I dug it up to return, it looked like the root system had been chopped off to just the finger size roots. Was this what killed it or was the site to blame? It was in full sun in a well drained site -- zone 4. The nursery did not have an opinion for me. Would love to buy it again, but need to find out what happened first. The tree was approximately 3 to 5 ft. high and had hues of light green, yellows, and blue on the undersides of the needles.

Neutral

On Aug 7, 2001, eltel from Macclesfield, CHESHIRE (Zone 8a) wrote:

Abies koreana. A.koreana is one of some 50 species of Fir tree. Hardy (European Zone 5). The leaves are shiny and dark green above, silver gtrey beneath. The cones are cylindrical and purple to green when young.