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 Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Abies koreana 'Silberlocke' is not short on interest. Curling, dark-green needles display their silvery-white underside in all seasons and create an attractive effect. In spring, large, purple, showy cones adorn the branches and provide a wonderful contrast against the green foliage.
Soil Type: Acid, alkaline, heavy clay, light sandy, normal. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Blue - green needles. Pot Size: 3 litre. Ultimate Height: 30 - 60cm. Ultimate Spread: 25 - 30cm. Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years. Special Attributes: Perfect for rock gardens.