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Abies koreana 'Kohouts Icebreaker'

 

Korean Fir 'Kohouts Icebreaker'

Fir trees are evergreen coniferous trees. They can be confused with other types of conifer. The way to tell a fir tree is by the way the needles grow, and by the cones. The soft needles are attached to the branch by what looks like a suction cup, and detach from the branch without leaving a peg behind. The fir tree cones grow upwards, like candles, rather than hanging down. They are softer than other coniferous trees, and they open up at the end of the season to spread their seeds. The trees can grow very large - up to 80 m. - and tend to be somewhat conical in shape. 'Korean Fir' is a small to medium-sized evergreen coniferous tree which can grow to 10–18 m tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 0.7 m, smaller and sometimes shrubby at tree line. The bark is smooth with resin blisters and grey-brown in colour. They have a dead-straight, upright trunk and branches that stick out firmly, all at exactly the same angle, clothed in dark needles that are silvery underneath. 'Kohouts Icebreaker' is a dwarf Korean fir. Like it’s parent plant, ‘Horstmann’s Silberlocke,’ ‘Kohouts Icebreaker’ has the same strongly-curled needles with silvery undersides that make the species distinctive. It grows to being a small, squat tree.Branches are short, stubby and radial. Young plants will be globose, later developing a leader, eventually becoming a small squat tree, typically 60 cms tall after 10 years

 
plant Features
  • Korean Fir Kohouts Icebreaker likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Korean Fir Kohouts Icebreaker likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Korean Fir Kohouts Icebreaker is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Korean Fir Kohouts Icebreaker likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Korean Fir 'Kohouts Icebreaker'

Latin name

Abies koreana 'Kohouts Icebreaker'

type

Conifer

family

Pinaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.3 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Korean Fir Kohouts Icebreaker likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Korean Fir Kohouts Icebreaker is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Korean Fir Kohouts Icebreaker likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Korean Fir Kohouts Icebreaker likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Korean Fir Kohouts Icebreaker is 0.50meters x 0.60meters 0.50 M 0.60 M

Abies koreana 'Kohouts Icebreaker'

Fir trees are evergreen coniferous trees. They can be confused with other types of conifer. The way to tell a fir tree is by the way the needles grow, and by the cones. The soft needles are attached to the branch by what looks like a suction cup, and detach from the branch without leaving a peg behind. The fir tree cones grow upwards, like candles, rather than hanging down. They are softer than other coniferous trees, and they open up at the end of the season to spread their seeds. The trees can grow very large - up to 80 m. - and tend to be somewhat conical in shape. 'Korean Fir' is a small to medium-sized evergreen coniferous tree which can grow to 10–18 m tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 0.7 m, smaller and sometimes shrubby at tree line. The bark is smooth with resin blisters and grey-brown in colour. They have a dead-straight, upright trunk and branches that stick out firmly, all at exactly the same angle, clothed in dark needles that are silvery underneath. 'Kohouts Icebreaker' is a dwarf Korean fir. Like it’s parent plant, ‘Horstmann’s Silberlocke,’ ‘Kohouts Icebreaker’ has the same strongly-curled needles with silvery undersides that make the species distinctive. It grows to being a small, squat tree.Branches are short, stubby and radial. Young plants will be globose, later developing a leader, eventually becoming a small squat tree, typically 60 cms tall after 10 years


Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant in slightly acidic soil in a sunny site. Dig a hole bigger than the root-ball, and put in some organic compost into the hole, before planting the tree.

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed in early Spring in a pot of seed compost. Transplant to permanent sit whn the seedling is big enough to handle, and after it has been hardened off.

 
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