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Korean Fir Tree Seeds - 20 Count


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Korean Fir Tree Seeds
Abies koreana
South Korean Fir, Korea Fir, Peninsula Fir, Kang Fir, Asiatic FIr

Description : Easy-to-grow, medium-sized fir which bears attractive cones when quite young. Undersides of the needles are white. Grows naturally in an attractive Christmas tree shape. Excellent for pot culture and would make an attractive living Christmas tree. One of the best specimens for Bonsai work in the Fir family. A conifer with a truly elegant form, the Korean Fir has much to recommend it. The deep green needles, silver-white underneath, are evenly spaced on the branches, giving the tree a remarkably tidy appearance. The cones, which sit bolt upright on the branches, are one of this tree's most attractive features.
Height : 60 – 100 feet
USDA Zones : 3a – 10b
Type : Large, cone-shaped conifer; with full, dense body
Family: Pinaceae
Bark : Typical for the genus Abies sp.; smooth with resin blisters; gray-brown color.
Culture : Much more heat tolerant than other Abies sp., but prefers colder climates moist, well-drained soil, and full sun.
Annual Growth Rate : Between 18-24 inches.
Nativity : Mountains of Korea
Buds : Globose, red-brown in color and slightly resinous.
Bark : Young stems tan-brown to yellowish, sparsely pubescent.
Fruit : Cone, 1 1/2 - 3" long and purple in color. Plants are quite prolific and flower at a young age. A plant with cones is rather attractive.
Propagation : Seed.
Cultivation: Sow seed in autumn in containers out doors. For spring sowings, the seed should be stratified - place in sterile damp sand and refrigerate for up to 6 weeks. Check for spouting after the fourth week. Plant seeds, or sprouted seeds, in sterile potting medium and grow on in a sheltered location for the first year.
Pests : None serious.
Foliage : Alternate, 1/2 - 3/4" long. Apex of needle rounded or notched; 2 distinct white bands on the underside of each leaf.
Discussion : Abies koreana is reported to have been introduced to France in 1908 after being discovered in 1907 on Mt Halla on the volcanic island of Cheju, South Korea. However, it was not officially named until 1920. Abies koreana was first introduced to Denmark by the nurseryman Aksel Olsen by way of the French nursery, Vilmorin, in 1928. Most Abies koreana in our collection are from the Nordic Arboretum Committee’s Expedition to Korea in 1976. Abies koreana is a medium to fast grower, cone shaped, compact evergreen conifer. The round buds are covered with a thick encrustation of whitish resin. The short needles are wider near the tip, usually notched (sometimes pointed on vigorous shoots), and green above but bright white beneath. They tend to be radially arranged around the shoot. Clusters of clear-yellow male flowers open in early May. The female flowers occur on the upper side of the shoots and vary in color from yellow-green to light-red or purple. Heavy cone set occurs even on small and young individuals. This later trait, as well as the color of the immature cones, adds much to their horticultural usefulness. Abies koreana is an excellent, distinctive, conifer for the garden. In general it grows more rapidly than other ‘true’ firs, and will provide you with beauty all year long.

  • Model: FIR-KOREAN-20
  • Shipping Weight: 0.1lbs
  • 897 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Downright Natrual

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 17 November, 2015.

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