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Abies koreana ‘Blue Emperor’

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A slow growing fir, Abies koreana 'Blue Emperor' has striking steel-blue needles and is suitable for small gardens or rockeries, growing with a handsome pyrimidal habit. Established plants produce attractive violet-blue cones.

This tree gives its best display of colour if planted with plenty of sunlight, and can be container grown.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (two to three year old plants, 20 - 30 cm tall)

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Abies koreana  ‘Blue Emperor’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Very hardy.
Rate of Growth: Very slow.
Habit: Eventually a very small tree with a compact and pyramidal habit.
Height: up to 2 - 3 m (6 - 10 ft) in many years (estimated).
Spread: up to 2.5 m (8 ft).

Notes: This plant is slow growing, will take many years to reach the above height.

Plant Finder: about Abies koreana ‘Blue Emperor’

Common names

Korean fir


Abies koreana ‘Blue Emperor’ (Korean fir). A very slow growing fir with pyramidal habit, with steel blue needles and violet-blue cones produced on mature plants.


Well drained, fertile soil.

Interest and use

Evergreen fir, often used in rockeries and suitable for containers.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Abies koreana  ‘Blue Emperor’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -45°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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