Abies koreana
Common name: 
Korean Fir
A-bez kor-e-A-na
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • 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
    • ‘Green Carpet’  -   dwarf shrub, forms a spreading mound, about 2 ft high
    • ‘Horstmann's Silberlocke’  -  needles curved upward displaying the silver-white undersides
    • 'Kohout's Icebeaker'  -  dwarf, at first globe shaped, slow growing, later it develops into a small conical tree
    • ‘Prostrate Beauty’  -  spreading habit, long needles
    • 'Silberzwerg'  -  miniature shrub, very slow growing, ball shaped becoming ovoid, 
    • ‘Silver Snow’  -  needles curved upward displaying the silver-white undersides
  • koreana: of Korea.
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