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Abies koreana 'Blue Emperor' | Korean fir 'Blue Emperor' - Height - 50cm Width 30-40cm - 18lt

Abies koreana 'Blue Emperor' | Korean fir 'Blue Emperor' - Height - 50cm Width 30-40cm - 18lt

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Abies koreana 'Blue Emperor' is a stunning evergreen tree that belongs to the Pinaceae family. It is a slow-growing coniferous tree that can reach up to 15-20 feet tall and 5-10 feet wide at maturity, making it ideal for small gardens and landscapes. This tree is native to the Korean Peninsula and is known for its unique, blue-tinged foliage that sets it apart from other evergreens. The needles of the 'Blue Emperor' are about 1 inch long and are a striking blue-green color, which gives the tree its distinctive appearance. The needles are arranged in a spiral pattern along the branches, creating a layered look that adds depth and texture to the tree. As the tree matures, it develops a cone-shaped crown that is densely covered in foliage, giving it a full and lush appearance. In the spring, the 'Blue Emperor' produces small, purple cones that add interest and texture to the tree. The cones are about 2-3 inches long and have a slightly curved shape that adds to their visual appeal. They persist on the tree for several years, adding to the tree's year-round interest. This tree prefers moist, well-drained soil and thrives in full sun to partial shade. It is relatively low-maintenance and requires minimal pruning to maintain its shape and size. However, it is important to keep the tree well-watered during dry spells and to protect it from strong winds, which can damage the delicate foliage.
  • Common Name

    Korean fir 'Blue Emperor'

  • Family


  • Type

    Evergreen conifer

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Korean Peninsula

  • Flower


  • Foliage

    blue-green needles

  • Maturation period

    10-20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


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




all year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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