Abies koreana E.H.Wilson

Korean Fir

Tree to about 10 m tall but known in Australia through its cultivars. Shoots slightly hairy at first, yellowish to waxy blue-grey. Buds purplish and strongly resinous. Leaves relatively few, 15-20 mm long, about 2.5 mm wide, notched, pale green above and with 2 white bands below. Cones 5-7cm long, 2-3 cm wide, bracts projecting.

Known in south-eastern Australia primarily through the cultivars.


Buds strongly resinous in winter; leaves spreading.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Pinaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Abies koreana 'Piccolo'

Low, flat-topped bush; leaves divided into 2 at tip, pointing forward along the shoot. Distributed by van Klaveren, Boskoop, Netherlands 1968.

Abies koreana 'Starker'

S Dwarf' Slow-growing, compressed globose, dense, leaves shiny dark green. Named after Carl Starker of Jennings Lodge, Oregon, USA who received the parent plant from an unrecorded source in Canada, 1960.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Pinopsida
order     Pinales
family      Pinaceae
genus       Abies Mill.