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Abies koreana ‘Piccolo’

Korean fir

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height7m to 10m
  • Spread5m to 8m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourPurple, deep blue
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Abies koreana ‘Piccolo’ (Korean fir). This variety is a dwarfing evergreen conifer with a broad bushy, weeping habit, the needle-like leaves are dark green.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub, Conifer or Tree

Origin

S. Korea

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained 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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