A beautiful, small to medium-sized conifer that rarely reaches more than 10 m tall, native to southern Korea and Jeju-do between 1000 and 1900 m. The Korean Fir has smooth bark, a dense, pyramidal crown, and dark green, needlelike leaves with white undersides. The compact, upright cones are an attractive purplish blue color.
Abies Koreana makes a very good ornamental suited for temperate climates in USDA Zones 5 to 9 and well suited even for the smaller garden. It also makes an attractive Christmas tree even though slower than comparable species. Seeds should be cold-stratified for a month after sowing.
Name: Korean Fir Scientific Name: Abies koreana zone: 5 to 7 plant height: 15-30 feet light requirements: full sun to part shade soil and water preferences grow well in well-drained soils.
Growing Instructions: 1. Scarification: soak in water for 24 hours 2. stratification: Cold stratify for 30 days 3. germination: sow seed 1/8" deep, tamp the soil