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Abies koreana 'Prostrate Beauty'

Prostrate Beauty Korean Fir

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Description

Korean firs are beautiful, densely-branched evergreens native to the mountains of Korea. 'Prostrate Beauty' grows much wider than tall, typically 3 feet by 6 feet with age. The needles are very short, curving inward to reveal the two white bands beneath them. Firs can be distinguished from pines and spruces by the needles, which are flat or ovoid in cross-section and the cones, which are upright and persist on the tree until the seeds have dropped. The cones 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.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Horizontal
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
March - April
Bloom Color
Green
Landscape Use
Specimen Plant, Groundcover
Plant Type
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
5 - 6