- Needled evergreen
- USDA hardiness zones:
Korean fir is native primarily to mountainous areas in South Korea. It is a compact, conical-pyramidal, evergreen conifer. Trees grow to 50' tall or more in the native habitat, but usually grow smaller (15-30' tall) in cultivation. Most interesting ornamental features of this fir are its cylindrical, violet-purple cones (to 3\ long) which may set on very young trees and its attractive, radially-arranged, evergreen needles (to 1/2 -3/4\" long). Needles are glossy dark green above, whitish below and rounded or notched at the apex. As is distinctive with the firs, the cones appear upright on the branches."
- Full sun to part shade
Best grown in rich, moist, acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. Best in full sun. Trees grow poorly in heavy clay soils. Trees are native to cool, often foggy, mountain climates, and are not recommended for planting in the hot and humid summer conditions south of USDA Zone 7.
Size and growth:
- 15.0 to 30.0 feet
- 6.0 to 12.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
Fragrant leaves, Showy bark, and Evergreen
Compact fir for the landscape in cool summer climates. Ornamental yard tree.
No serious insect or disease problems. Insect pests for fits include Balsam woolly adelgids, bark beetles, spruce budworms, aphids, bagworms and scale. Spider mites may occur in hot conditions. Disease problems include root rots, needle rust and twig blight. Trees are generally intolerant of urban pollution.