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Abies koreana 'Alphinstar' | Korean Fir - Height 30-40cm - Width 30-40cm - 8lt

Abies koreana 'Alphinstar' | Korean Fir - Height 30-40cm - Width 30-40cm - 8lt

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Abies koreana 'Alphinstar', commonly known as the Alphinstar Korean fir, is a captivating cultivar of the Korean fir tree native to the high mountains of South Korea. This striking evergreen conifer is renowned for its unique and beautiful features, making it a prized addition to gardens and landscapes around the world.

One of the most notable characteristics of the 'Alphinstar' cultivar is its compact, pyramidal form, which typically reaches a height of about 6 to 8 feet (1.8 to 2.4 meters) and a width of 3 to 4 feet (0.9 to 1.2 meters) at maturity. This compact size makes it an excellent choice for smaller gardens or as a focal point in larger landscapes. The dense, symmetrical growth habit of this tree adds to its appeal, providing year-round visual interest.

The foliage of Abies koreana 'Alphinstar' is particularly striking. The needles are short, approximately 0.5 to 1 inch (1.3 to 2.5 centimeters) long, and arranged in a spiral fashion around the branches. They have a glossy, dark green colouration on the upper surface and a silvery-white underside, creating a stunning contrast when the breeze rustles through the branches. In winter, the needles often take on a purple hue, adding further allure to the tree's appearance.

Another feature that sets 'Alphinstar' apart is its unique cones. These cones are relatively small, typically about 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 centimeters) long, and are borne upright on the branches. They start off as vibrant purple before maturing to a rich brown color, adding an extra dimension of interest to the tree, especially in autumn and winter.

In terms of care, Abies koreana 'Alphinstar' thrives in well-drained soil and prefers a location with partial shade to full sun. It is generally low-maintenance once established, requiring only occasional watering and minimal pruning to maintain its shape.

Overall, with its compact size, striking foliage, and unique cones, Abies koreana 'Alphinstar' is a delightful addition to any garden or landscape, providing year-round beauty and interest.

  • Common Name

    Korean fir, kusang namu

  • Family

    Pinaceae

  • Type

    Evergreen conifer

  • Pot Size

    8

  • Height (cm)

    30-40cm

  • Native To

    South Korea

  • Flower

    non-flowering

  • Foliage

    glossy, dark green with white stripes undersides

  • Maturation period

    30-50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

15-20m

Mature Width

3-4m

Shape / habit

pyramidal/conical

Preferred Location

Orientation

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, full-sun

Soil Type

acid and neutral soil, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained

Growing Period

Flower

non-flowering

Foliage

all year

Fruit

Fruitless

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