Korean fir Pinaceae Abies koreana
Leaf:Flattened needles, 3/4 inch long, often curved to display the white underside, slightly notched at the end, shiny dark green above and silvery below, tightly arranged with a bottlebrush appearance.
Flower:Species is monoecious; males yellow to purple; females in upper crown, conspicuous, blue-purple.
Fruit:Resinous cones are upright, to 3 inches long, cylindrical, blue to purple, with pointed, toothed bracts protruding from the cone scales; scales are deciduous with seed dispersal in fall. Similar to A. fraseri but slightly more narrow.
Twig:Yellow-green, later turning gray; buds round, reddish brown, resinous; leaf scars are flat and rounded.
Bark:Silvery gray-brown, smooth except for resin blisters, largest stems may become a bit scaly.
Form:A small to medium size tree to 60 feet, with a pyramidal crown.