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Abies koreana

Object Details

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Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display
National Air & Space Museum
Accession Number
2013-0634A
Description
First collected by E. H. Wilson on Jeju Island, South Korea in 1917, this evergreen conifer has distinct blue-grey seed cones which mature to a dark violet. Abies koreana (Korean Fir) will grow to a maximum height of 30 to 60 feet tall, but is likely to be 5 to 10 feet tall after 10 years. It may start developing cones at 3 to 5 feet in height. The Korean Fir has densly growing, 1/2 to 3/4 inch long needles which are shiny green above, have two whitish bands below, and spread upwards.
Hardiness
-20 - 10 F
Provenance
From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
Topic
Trees
Living Collections
Range
Korea
Habitat
Sub-alpine areas on shallow mountain soils poor in humus content. Elevational range 1,000 m - 1,900 m above sea level.
Life Form
Evergreen tree
Key ID Characteristics
Cones. Needles green above, silver below.
Structure
Stout pyramid
Data Source
Smithsonian Gardens
Common Name
Korean Fir
Group
[vascular plants]
Class
Equisetopsida
Subclass
Pinidae
Order
Pinales
Family
Pinaceae
Genus
Abies
Species
koreana
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax7e70eb1d5-97a1-4136-8160-7ca8568a74b9
Record ID
ofeo-sg_2013-0634A
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
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