Genus Abies are evergreen conifers, widespread in Asia, Central America, Europe, North America and North Africa. Often very tall, with spiralled branches bearing flattened, linear leaves. The seed-cones stand upright on the branches unlike Spruces which have pendulous cones. Young cones are very eye-catching, ranging in colours from white, green, blueish violet and a purple red.
Details One of our most popular conifers here at Lime Cross Nursery, Abies Koreana 'Frosty' is a Korean Fir with leaves that are curved like ‘Silberlocke' showing the white stomate bands of the underside leaf. Once established it can grow 30cm in one year until it reaches its ultimate height. It also produces beautiful new cones in the Spring and then hardening off to brown in the autumn. Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green - blue/silver needles. Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre. Ultimate Height: 1.5 - 2m. Ultimate Spread: 1.5 - 2m. Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years. Special Attributes: Perfect for rock gardens.