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Blauer Pfiff Korean Fir*

Abies koreana 'Blauer Pfiff'

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Blauer Pfiff Korean Fir (Abies koreana 'Blauer Pfiff') at Millcreek Gardens

Blauer Pfiff Korean Fir

Blauer Pfiff Korean Fir

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Blue Whistle Korean Fir

Description:

An excellent accent shrub with graceful branches supporting short stems covered with dense needles; a slow growing spreading habit distinguishes this fir; great as an accent for the garden or along borders

Ornamental Features

Blauer Pfiff Korean Fir has attractive bluish-green foliage which emerges powder blue in spring. The small needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Blauer Pfiff Korean Fir is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blauer Pfiff Korean Fir is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Blauer Pfiff Korean Fir will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Ornamental Features