Abies Koreana Korean fir
Lovely slow growing evergreen conifer with dense deep green foliage with a silvery blue gloss. The seed cones have a distinct colour and are very decorative. The tree will grow up to3 – 4metres over 10 years and therefore needs a freestanding place.
Details Abies Koreana Korean fir
- Plant location: partial sunny location
- Plant spacing: 100 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Peaty Soil
How to take care of Korean fir
In general : Korean fir dislike wet feet, therefore plant in well-drained soil which has been improved with some compost, you can improve soil drainage by mixing in some sand or grit to the planting holes.
Korean fir have strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. At the start of winter water the Korean fir well so that they go into the winter with a moisture boost. As Korean fir are evergreen trees, they keep on dehydrating all winter long.
Avoid shading the base of the plant to prevent the lower part also turning brown – it does not stand shade. Do not apply fertilizer until your trees have been in the ground for at least 6 -8 weeks. It could burn the new roots.
During Feb and March add some Natural Kieserite (Magnesium Sulphate) on top of the soil to improve the foliage colour, if you cannot obtain it, organic fertilizer will suffice. Korean fir require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned to remove any dead and old wood.