The Korean fir is a slow-growing conifer, especially the variety 'Silberlocke.' It is often planted as a dwarf, however, it will eventually reach quite a height. The cylindrical, tapering blue or purple upright cones are a well-known feature, together (in this variety) with an overall silvery-white appearance from the upturned leaves. Best grown as a specimen tree, or in a bed surrounded while small with ornamental grasses and ground-hugging callunas, especially those with coloured foliage. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Foliage colour: Blue-green, Silver
Feature: Cones, Attractive to wildlife
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Boggy
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: February to April
Time to take cuttings: May to July
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