Fir - Korean / Size 1
Korean Fir Abies koreana

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*Availability status: Currently sold out - Available at a later date
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 8" - 12" tall -- Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $12.95

Product Code: FIRKOR1

Abies koreana

Overall Description

A staggeringly beautiful tree when mature, this conifer's most notable characteristic has to be its violet / purple....almost blue cones. The cones reach a size of 2" - 3" long, and 1" wide, and begin to appear once the trees reach an average size of 3 to 5 feet tall. Korean Fir is slow to moderate in growth rate, and has a very compact, dense habit. Has shown to be more heat tolerant than many Fir species. Needles are a nice bright green with a bright white underside - truly striking no matter how you look at it. Full sun to part shade - well drained soil with some organic content for best results. This tree is one to be treasured by conifer collectors - one of the hardest to come by in the nursery trade.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 20 - 25 ft

--Mature Width : 10 - 15 ft

--Growth Rate: Slow to moderate ( 2"-4" avg per year )

--Hardiness Zones: 4 - 7

--Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

--Soil Preference: Average to slightly acidic - well drained. Likes soil with organic content

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - needle type foliage is medium green color with distinct silver / white marking on the undersides of each needle.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Cones - start out as a light pale green color, and ripen first to a deep violet purple color, than eventually to a dark brown, almost black color. Cones open after maturity, and contain a large amount of winged seeds.

--Diseases / Insects :
Several pests / problems exist in the wild, native forest environments - but many are seldom seen in cultivated landscape settings. things to keep a wary eye on in landscape use include : gypsy moth, aphids, cankers ( several different species ), and branch & needle blights.

--Recommended Spacing :
Approximately 8 ft apart when used as a windbreak / privacy screen, otherwise no specific spacing requirements.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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