Scientific Name: Abies koreana
Common Name: Korean fir
Family Name: Pinaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: 7 - 10m x 5 - 7m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Tall background, Wind break, Winter interest
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Needle-like, Spiraled, Leathery, Glabrous, Lustrous, Falcate, Linear, Obovate, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Brown, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Blue, Violet, Brown, Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Needles crowded, spreading upwards and outwards, nearly spirally arranged, straight, keeled below, shiny green above, bluish-white below; stomata usually absent above, with 10 stomatal lines below, 1-2.5cm long x 2-3mm (wider towards apex), apex notched; seed cones clustered, erect, conical, 4-7cm long x 2-3cm wide, mostly purplish (less commonly greenish-red, reddish-purple, or violet-blue) with white resin spots; scales reniform, 10-12 x 12-16mm at mid cone; bracts exserted and reflexed, reddish-brown to yellowish-green; seeds ovoid, violet-purple, 7mm long with reddish-brown wing. <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>