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Abies koreana ‘Blue Emperor’

Korean fir

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height0.2m to 3m
  • Spread0.5m to 2.5m
  • Speed of GrowthVery slow
  • Growth HabitPyramidal
  • Flower ColourViolet-blue cones
  • Leaf ColourSteel-blue needles

Description

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.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Conifer

Origin

Korea

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -45°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Well drained, fertile soil.

Propagation

Abies seed can be sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem, although this genus is fairly resistant. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation. Prone to adelgids.

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