Korean Fir – Abies Koreana


Korean Fir, a native of South Korea, is cherished for its beautiful purple cones and dense green foliage. Ideal for landscaping due to its compact growth and aesthetic appeal, it supports local wildlife and enhances biodiversity. Suited for temperate climates, it brings unique beauty to any garden setting.

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Korean Fir – Abies Koreana

The Korean Fir, Abies Koreana, naturally grows in South Korea, renowned for its decorative cones and lush, dark green foliage.

Features Korean Fir is famous for its stunning purple cones that emerge in late spring, contrasting beautifully with its dark green needles. This slow-growing evergreen reaches up to 10-18 meters tall. Its needle-like leaves are 1-2 cm long, with a shiny, deep green upper surface. The bark is smooth and gray. Korean Firs have a shallow root system and do not produce thorns. Their dense, compact growth makes them ideal for smaller landscapes.

Benefits for Nature Korean Firs contribute significantly to their ecosystem. They provide shelter and food for local wildlife, including birds and small mammals. The cones are particularly attractive to birds. While they produce minimal pollen and nectar, they are not known for toxicity. Their dense foliage offers excellent nesting sites, playing a crucial role in sustaining local biodiversity.

Landscaping and Design Korean Fir’s compact size and striking purple cones make it a popular choice in landscape design. Its lush foliage and distinctive cone coloration add visual interest in gardens, especially rockeries and winter gardens. It complements both evergreen and deciduous plants, enhancing garden aesthetics through the seasons.

Preferred Conditions Korean Fir prefers cool, moist, well-drained acidic soils and thrives in full sun to partial shade. It is relatively drought-tolerant once established but benefits from regular watering. Not suited for extremely windy or coastal environments, it does well in mountainous and temperate regions. Urban pollution tolerance is moderate.

Fun Fact about Korean Fir A unique feature of the Korean Fir is its exceptionally decorative cones, which are unusual for their vibrant purple color, making them highly sought after for ornamental purposes. These cones are among the most striking of any fir species.

Summary Korean Fir, a native of South Korea, is cherished for its beautiful purple cones and dense green foliage. Ideal for landscaping due to its compact growth and aesthetic appeal, it supports local wildlife and enhances biodiversity. Suited for temperate climates, it brings unique beauty to any garden setting.

1. Style

Full Standard, Boxhead, Feathered, Multi Stem, Pleached, Half Standard Pleached, Umbrella, Half Standard, Espalier, Mini Standard, Ball, Cone, Spiral, Cube, Cloud Form, Cube Spiral, Cube Multiball, Cube Ball Cone, Pom-pom, Lollipop, Archway, Twisted Stem, Triple Lollipop, Multiball 2, Multiball 3, Dome, Cylinder, Pyramid, Cylindrical Dome, Twisted Stem, Unique, Bonsai, Instant Hedge, Instant Screen, Hedging Plants, Young Tree

2. Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root

3. Stem Girth/Height

H 0.1 – 0.3m, H 0.1 – 0.3m, H 0.3 – 0.5m, H 0.5 – 0.7m, H 0.7 – 0.9m, H 0.9 – 1.1m, H 1.1 – 1.3m, H 1.3 – 1.5m, H 1.5 – 1.7m, H 1.7 – 2.0m, H 2.0 – 2.3m, H 2.3 – 2.5m, H 2.5 – 3.0m, H 3.0 – 3.5m, H 3.5 – 4.0m, H 4.0 – 4.5m, H 4.5 – 5.0m, H 5.0 – 6.0m, H 6.0 – 7.0m, H 7.0 – 8.0m, H 8.0 – 9.0m, H 9.0 – 10m, H 10 – 12m, H 12 – 14m, H 14 – 16m, H 16-18m, 4-6cm (H 1.7 – 2.0m), 6-8cm (H 2.0 – 2.3m), 8-10cm (H 2.3 – 2.5m), 10-12cm (H 2.5 – 3.0m), 12-14cm (H 2.7 – 3.2m), 14-16cm (H 3.0 – 4.0m), 16-18cm (H 3.5 – 4.5m), 18-20cm (H 4.0 – 5.0m), 20-25cm (H 4.5 – 5.5m), 25-30cm (H 5.0 – 6.0m), 30-35cm (H 5.5 – 6.5m), 35-40cm (H 6.0 – 7.0m), 40-45cm (H 6.5 – 7.5m), 45-50cm (H 7.0 – 8.0m), 50-60cm (H 7.0 – 9.0m), 60-70cm (H 7.0 – 10m), 70-80cm (H 7.5 – 11m), 80-90cm (H 7.5 – 12m), 90-100cm (H 7.5 – 13m), 100-120cm (H 8.0 – 15m), 120-140cm ( H 8.0 – 17m), 140-160cm ( H 9.0 – 19m), 160-180cm ( H 9.0 – 20m), 180-200cm ( H 10 – 20m), 200-250cm ( H 10 – 25m)

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Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

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