Abies koreana ‘Silberlocke’

Korean fir

  • Botanical name: Abies koreana 'Silberlocke'
  • Common name: Korean fir
  • Family: Pinaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Evergreen
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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).

How to grow Abies 'Silberlocke'

  • Plant size

    6m height

    10m spread

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline / boggy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Plant in February

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Do not Plant in July

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Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Abies 'Silberlocke' and wildlife

Abies 'Silberlocke' is known for attracting birds. It provides shelter and habitat and has seeds for birds.

Does not attract Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Abies 'Silberlocke' poisonous?

Abies 'Silberlocke' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People