Common Name: Korean fir
Origin/Ecology: Native to Korea
Habit: Widely pyramidal, upright, to 10 m tall, 7 m wide.
Leaves: Needles spiral, all around branch, with blunt/cordate tips, notched, and waxy bottom. Top of branch green, bottom waxy. Leaf scar round/elliptical with raised edge.
Leaf Arrangement: spiral
Flowers and Fruit: Violet blue cones turn brown, disintegrate in situ, winged seeds, resin encrusted, sticky and aromatic.
Bark: Grey. Resin on buds and wounds.
Water Use, Soil: Tolerates poor soils, drought. Works with microorganisms in soil.
Exposure: Full sun. Not shade tolerant. Needs good air circulation.
Landscape Uses: Specimen, tall background, wind break, winter interest.