Korean firs are beautiful, densely-branched evergreens native to the mountains of Korea. 'Golden Glow' is a dwarf cultivar with needles that are yellow-green above and with two white lines beneath. The form is a broad mound that will reach 3-4 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide with age. Firs can be distinguished from pines and spruces by the needles, which are flat or ovoid in cross-section and slightly curved; and the cones, which are upright and persist on the tree until the seeds have dropped. The cones - unlikely on dwarf specimens - are very showy, turning violet-blue and appearing even on young trees. Korean firs may not be easy to grow in areas with clay soil and they don't like excessive heat or air pollution. They require good, organic soil. Under the right conditions, they are beautiful, slow-growing ornamental specimens.
Specimen Plant, Groundcover