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Abies koreana 'Seestern' | Korean Fir - Height 30-40cm - Width 40-50cm - 11lt

Abies koreana 'Seestern' | Korean Fir - Height 30-40cm - Width 40-50cm - 11lt

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Abies koreana 'Seestern', commonly known as the Seestern Korean fir, is a striking evergreen conifer renowned for its unique aesthetic appeal and compact growth habit. Originating from the mountainous regions of Korea, this cultivar belongs to the Pinaceae family and is highly prized among horticulturists and garden enthusiasts alike for its ornamental value.

The 'Seestern' cultivar is characterized by its dense, compact growth, forming a neat, pyramidal shape with a moderate growth rate. Its dark green needles are arranged in a spiral fashion around the branches, creating a visually pleasing effect. One of its most distinguishing features is the attractive silvery-white undersides of the needles, which shimmer in the sunlight, adding depth and contrast to the overall appearance of the tree.

During the spring season, 'Seestern' produces small, cylindrical cones that start off purple and gradually mature to a rich brown colour, adding further interest to its foliage. These cones are not only decorative but also attract wildlife such as birds and squirrels.

Ideal for small gardens, rockeries, or as a focal point in a mixed border, Abies koreana 'Seestern' thrives in well-drained, acidic soil and prefers a location with partial shade to full sun. It is relatively low-maintenance once established, requiring only occasional watering and minimal pruning to maintain its shape.

In terms of landscape design, this cultivar adds year-round interest, providing structure and texture to garden compositions. Its compact size makes it suitable for both urban and suburban settings, where space may be limited.

Furthermore, the 'Seestern' Korean fir is known for its tolerance to cold temperatures, making it a resilient choice for gardens in colder climates. However, it may require protection from strong winds to prevent damage to its delicate foliage.

  • Common Name

    Korean fir, kusang namu

  • Family


  • Type

    Evergreen conifer

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    South Korea

  • Flower


  • Foliage

    glossy, dark green with white stripes undersides

  • Maturation period

    30-50 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.

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