• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing to 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide in 10 years, ultimately 20 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage and beautiful cones.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-bees kor-ee-AH-nuh
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide in 10 years, ultimately 20 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage and beautiful cones.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic
    Companion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpus); Viburnum (Viburnum); Spirea (Spiraea); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Pine (Pinus); Dogwood (Cornus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply at regular intervals during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; prefers even moisture. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Seldom requires pruning.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This handsome Korean fir cultivar was discovered in Germany by renown plantsman Gunter Horstmann, who ran a nursery specializing in conifers with his wife, Elisabeth. It was introduced in 1986.