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Compact Dwarf Korean Fir*

Abies koreana 'Compact Dwarf'

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Compact Dwarf Korean Fir (Abies koreana 'Compact Dwarf') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Compact Dwarf Korean Fir

Compact Dwarf Korean Fir

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

A rare yet spectacular garden shrub with distinctive bluish white-banded needles on a wide-spreading horizontal shrub, an excellent plant for interest in the garden; particular as to siting

Ornamental Features

Compact Dwarf Korean Fir has attractive bluish-green foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Compact Dwarf Korean Fir is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Compact Dwarf Korean Fir is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Compact Dwarf Korean Fir will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features