Abies koreana Pinaceae
Korean Fir A-bez kor-e-A-na
- Conifer, evergreen, slow growing, compact, to 15-30 ft (4.5-9 m). Young bark is smooth with resin blisters, becomes furrowed and plate-like, purplish then pale gray, inner-bark reddish-brown. Leaves (needles) crowded, 1-2 cm long, 2-3 mm wide, usually broader toward the apex, which is rounded or emarginate, glossy above, whitish stomatal bands below. Cones upright, 4-7 cm long, 2.5 cm wide, violet-purple when immature; produces cones at an early age.
- Sun or shade. Reportedly more heat tolerant than most firs.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Native to Korea.
- A few selections available, including:
- Aurea - yellow needles
- Horstmann's Silberlocke - needles curved upward displaying the silver-white undersides.
- Prostrate Beauty - spreading habit, long needles.
- Silver Snow - needles curved upward displaying the silver-white undersides.
- koreana: of Korea.