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Scientific Name: Abies koreana
Pronunciation: AY-beez kor-ee-AY-nah
Common Name: Korean fir
Family Name: Pinaceae
Plant Type: Conifer
Key ID Features: Needles flattened, glossy dark green above, and with two broad, vividly white bands of stomata below 1-2 cm x 2-2.5 mm x 0.5 mm, slightly notched at the tip; cones dark purple-blue before maturity, 4-7 cm x 1.5-2 cm; scale bracts long, green or yellow, and emerge between the scales in the closed cone.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Upright
Form: Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:7 - 10m
Spread:5 - 7m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China (S. Korea)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Tall background, Wind break, Winter interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown or on campus may include A. 'Oberon', A. 'Silberlocke', A. 'Silver Show', and A. 'Prostrate Beauty' (at UBC).
Korean fir
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Needle-like
Arrangement: Spiraled
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Falcate, Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: n/a (male cone)
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Colour (petals): No flowers, Brown
Flower Time at Peak: Mar, Apr

Fruit Type: Cone (winged seeds)
Fruit Colour: Violet, Blue, Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Showy

Bark or Stem Colour: Grey
Organ Modifications: Ectomycorrhizae

Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Blight or needle cast, Caterpillar or cutworm, Root rot, Rust, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Drought resistant )
(GRB) GRass Bed
(GRBE) GRass Bed East : cv. Silver Show or Silberlocke?
(NRY) NuRserY : cvs. Oberon, Silberlocke, Silver Show - now planted out?
(WLG) WoodLand Garden : cv.?
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