Wednesday, March 31, 2010


(Photo from Muhlenberg College Graver Arboretum Conifer Display Garden in Bushkill Township.)

Korean Fir Abies koreana ‘Silberlocke’

I was introduced to this good-looking evergreen a few years ago.

It is a conical shaped slow grower. The blue tinted tree adds 2 to 3 inches a year and can grow to 15 feet tall and 5 feet wide.

It’s most spectacular feature - the needles on the new growth curve upright exposing a silvery sheen. The tree shimmers in sunlight.

It was love at first sight. Maybe someday I’ll find a spot for this fir in my garden.

More information from Washington State University.



donna said...

I've never heard of this tree before. At first, I read the name to be 'Silverlocke' which would have been appropriate considering the silvery sheen. Very handsome tree.


Marie said...

The name makes it easy for me to remember. My mind connects it with silver too.