Abies koreanaAbies koreana

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Abies koreana
  • PRONUNCIATION: a-BEEZ core-e-A-na
  • COMMON NAME: Korean Fir
  • FAMILY: Pinaceae
  • NATIVITY: Mountains of Korea.
  • GROWTH HABIT: Conical tree.
  • SIZE: 15 - 35'.
  • HARDINESS: Zone 6 - 8.
  • CULTURE: Full sun, cool, moist soils. Is at least as tolerant, if not more so, than most firs grown in the Delaware Valley.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Good specimen tree where a formal but smaller specimen is needed.
  • FOLIAGE: Alternate, 1/2 - 3/4" long. Apex of needle rounded or notched, 2 distinct white bands on the underside of each leaf.
  • BUDS: Globose, red-brown in color and slightly resinous.
  • BARK: Young stems tan-brown to yellowish, sparsely pubescent.
  • FRUIT: Cone, 1 1/2 - 3" long and purple in color. Plants are quite prolific and
    flower at a young age. A plant with cones is rather attractive.
  • PESTS: None serious.
    • `Prostrata' - low, spreading plant.



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