Plant of Merit: Korean silver fir

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2012 4:36pm
  • Life

WHAT: Abies Koreana Silberloche is a tree that appears to be waiting for the holidays. Korean silver fir is a resplendent two-toned conifer whose curved needles display the silver undertones, creating the look of a flocked tree.

Add to this its magnificent upright cones and you have one of the most interesting elegant conifers on the planet. Native to South Korea, it is extremely slow-growing.

SUN OR SHADE: Full sun to part shade.

SIZE: It will take approximately 10 years to reach 6 feet in height, so it is wise to plant a larger specimen. Ultimately it grows to 30 feet tall and 5 feet wide.

SEE IT: At the Evergreen Arboretum &Gardens 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; in the Conifer Garden inside the blue entrance columns.

LEARN MORE: Check out the virtual photo tour on www.evergreenarboretum.com or call 425-257-8597.

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