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Green Carpet Korean Fir*

Abies koreana 'Green Carpet'

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Green Carpet Korean Fir (Abies koreana 'Green Carpet') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Green Carpet Korean Fir

Green Carpet Korean Fir

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Green Carpet Korean Fir (Abies koreana 'Green Carpet') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Green Carpet Korean Fir foliage

Green Carpet Korean Fir foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

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

Height:  18 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Description:

A beautiful dwarf conifer that grows extremely slowly to form a mounded ball; lighter green emerging foliage in spring contrasts with the older needles; ideal for a rock garden, particular as to siting

Ornamental Features

Green Carpet Korean Fir has emerald green foliage. The needles remain emerald green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Green Carpet Korean Fir is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. 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.

Green Carpet Korean Fir is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Green Carpet Korean Fir will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. 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
Massing  Rock  Garden 
Applications
Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features