Horstmann's Silberlocke Korean Fir

Abies koreana 'Horstmann's Silberlocke'

Upwardly-curved, deep green needles reveal a contrasting bright silver-white underside. Produces an abundance of large showy cones held upright along the branches. Grows slowly, developing into a striking specimen. Thrives in cool summer regions, though considered somewhat more heat tolerant than many firs. Evergreen.
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Full sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationA-beez kor-ee-AH-nuh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing to 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide in 10 years, ultimately 20 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage and beautiful cones.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseSpecimen, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpus); Viburnum (Viburnum); Spirea (Spiraea); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Pine (Pinus); Dogwood (Cornus)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-7

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 9

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