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
- ‘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.