Korean fir Pinaceae Abies koreana E.H.Wilson Listen to the Latin symbol: -- Other Fact Sheets
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.

Looks like: Fraser fir - balsam fir
leaf fruit twig form1 map
Additional Range Information:
Abies koreana is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape cultivaton.
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