Abies koreana 'Silberlocke'

Korean fir

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Plant type

Evergreen tree


Aromatic foliage, Cones



Skill level


Abies koreana 'Silberlocke'

Plant details

The Korean fir, Abies koreana, is a compact, slow-growing conifer with a pyramidal form and masses of closely packed, dark green needles with a silver sheen to the underside. It's ideal for growing as a focal piece in a large garden, or at the centre of a border, surrounded by low-growing plants.

Abies koreana 'Silberlocke' is a particularly ornamental Korean fir. It's leaves are curled upwards, revealing the silver sheen of the underside and giving the tree an overall silvery appearance. The upright cones of younger plants are blue-purple.

The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Abies

Species: koreana

Cultivar: Silberlocke

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Aromatic foliage, Cones

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 400cm

Spread: 150cm

Time to plant: September to November

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