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.