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Abies koreana


Korean Fir

Beautiful specimen conifer

A handsome small tree that grows slowly to form a pyramid shape. It has needle-like leaves dark green on top and silvery green beneath which together make a lovely contrast. Striking purple cones appear each year.


A sheltered spot in full sun suits this fir best. It's slow growing and compact which makes it perfect for smaller gardens and it will grow happily in a large container.


Korean fir is easy to grow and enjoys slightly acid, moist but well-drained, fertile soil. Unhappy in soil that gets waterlogged. Add goodness to the soil by digging in planting compost. If planting in a container use a good quality potting compost.

A native to the mountains of South Korea.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Conifer
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 250 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 110 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From January to December