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Abies koreana 'Horstmann's Silberlocke'

Horstmann's Silberlocke Korean Fir

Plant Features:

Category: Evergreen

  • Slow grower, only 3-6" per year.
  • Densely branched.
  • Semi-rare evergreen.
  • Avoid urban or streetside plantings.
  • Cones are steel blue/purple.

Height: 12-15 ft

Spread: 6-10 ft

Hardiness Zone: 5


  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage Color:

  • Blue/green
  • Silver


  • Pyramidal

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Acidic


Showy curved needles have a brilliant silvery-white underside.  Cones are abundant and head upright in a prominent display.  Excellent as a specimen, borders, or in a conifer collection.  Plant in groups of 3 or more.

Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Prefers well drained soil.

Morning sun, afternoon shade preferable location for warmer climates.

Close up look at needle color.

Close up look at needle color.

Sarah with a #10 pot Silberlocke at OPN.

Sarah with a #10 pot Silberlocke at OPN.

Silberlocke in the field.

Silberlocke in the field.