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Abies koreana Photo Gallery 2010

Feel free to post some of yours. I'm 'behind schedule', so I'm going to load wave after wave of new photos. Hopefully they're more enjoyable then nuisance!

Abies koreana 'Silver Show'. About 5 years old. Similar to 'Silberlocke', very nice new silvery growth and cones at an early age.

'Compacta'. Don't know much about it. Looks pretty dense.

'Freudenburg'. Seems to want to go more upright. Slow growing regardless.

'Cis'. 10 years old? A great round, low mound. Very dense.

'Horstmann'. No real information here. Perhaps Edwin can help on these various cultivars?

'Silber Reif'. Seems to be more upright?

'Nadelkissen'. Bought this Winter from Coenosiums. Huge stock, probably 5-7 years old.

'Oberon'. Worried a little about this guy, looks healthy and buds present but no push yet. Hoping...

'Zwergform Wurstmeyer'. ??

Let's see some of yours!

Tons more to come - Abies koreana is one of my favorite conifer species.

-Will

Comments (36)

  • coniferjoy
    12 years ago

    Hi Will,
    I can help you with some info:
    Abies koreana 'Silver Show' is a seedling selection from 'Silberlocke' found by the Wittboldt-Müller Nursery from Germany.
    It will keep it's needles curved also at a later age and it's cones are green instead of purple.

    'Compacta' is the old name for 'Compact Dwarf'.
    It's found as a seedling at the Von Gimborn Arboretum in Rotterdam, Holland.

    'Freudenburg' is a dwarf upright form.

    'Horstmann' is a dwarf seedling selection from the Horstmann Nursery from Germany.
    This is the one at my Pinetum, it's 7 years old
    Abies koreana 'Horstmann'

    'Silber Reif' must be written as 'Silberreif' and is also a seedling from 'Silberlocke', found buy the Hachmann Nursery from Germany.
    'Silberreif' means 'Silver Ring'.

    'Nadelkissen' is also found as a seedling selection by the K. Wittboldt-Müller Nursery from Germany.
    'Nadelkissen' means 'Pin Cushion'.

    'Oberon' is found as a seedling selection by the Stolwijk Nursery from Holland and was first introduced as 'Stolwijk no.2'.
    Your plant lookes still fine, the buds are still shining!
    'Oberon' means "King of the dwarfs".

    'Zwergform Wurstmeyer' must be written as 'Zwergform Wüstemeyer'.
    This one is selected as a dwarf seedling by my German friend Werner Wüstemeyer.
    'Zwergform' means 'Dwarf Form'.

  • sparklenj
    12 years ago

    Hats off to all the very lovely conifers above. Thank you for sharing!

  • firefightergardener
    Original Author
    12 years ago

    Thanks for the help, Edwin, you're a walking encyclopedia of conifers. Legendary!

    Henk, your conifers look photoshopped. Incredible!

    Here's a few more of my 'ugly' specimens(LOL):

    Abies koreana 'Silber Mavers'. Very similar to Silber Perl'.

    'Pinocchio' Very very miniature growth. Mine got stepped on - and making a full recovery!!

    'Piccolo'. An open, irregular dwarf.

    'Kahout's Ice Breaker'. Very few better conifers I appreciate more.

    'Green Carpet'. My specimen has grown like a weed, it's probably 5 years old. Cones soon? :)

    'Gelbbunt' New growth golden/green and some of the color remains all year. May burn in full sun.

    'Blaue Zwo'. Very dwarf.

    'Blaue Pfiff'. A magnificiently colored medium upright. Amazing plant. Sometimes listed incorrectly as 'Glauca'(as in my tag).

    -Will

  • clement_2006
    12 years ago

    Abies koreana 'Zwergform Wüstemeyer' are renamed Abies koreana "Lippetal"
    Clément

  • firefightergardener
    Original Author
    12 years ago

    'Lippetal'

    Damn, means I have a duplicate!

    'Nanaimo'. Presumably named after Nanaimo, British Columbia.

    'Taiga'. Similar to 'Cis'.

    'Tundra'

    'Gait'. A narrow upright with mass cones. One of my favorites.

    'Starker's Dwarf'. A very bushy, unique shrubby korean fir. Don't think it cones.

    -Will

  • firefightergardener
    Original Author
    12 years ago

    Abies koreana 'Fliegender Untertasse'. Apparently translates to 'Umbrella'? Flat as can be.

    'Silberlocke'. The classic.

    'Aurea'. Also a classic, and for obvious reasons. 7-9 years old? Starting a leader.

    -Will

  • sprucebud
    12 years ago

    Abies koreana 'Fliegender Untertasse'. Apparently translates to 'Umbrella'? Flat as can be.
    Fliegende Untertasse actually means flying saucer!
    Richard

  • crypper
    12 years ago

    hi Will, take a deep and close look at your 'Aurea.' The pic looks more like understock to me. 'Aurea' will however, develop a leader in time.

  • firefightergardener
    Original Author
    12 years ago

    Thanks Richard, 'Flying Saucer' is even more amusing!

    Dave(That's right isn't it?), I've checked as have visitors and it's clearly coming out of recent growth. I'll have to keep an eye on it - it's either a strong leader or it's a reversion/sport.

    -Will

  • crypper
    12 years ago

    yup, this is Dave. Just keep an eye on the foliage as it matures. If it's golden, you've got normal growth. If it's green, then it's trying to turn back into an Abies koreana.

    If it's gold, let it go, if it's green, chop it out. IMO, A.k. 'Aurea' is a magificent tree when full of cones.

  • ykli
    12 years ago

    Hi,

    The two I have :

    Abies Koreana "Silberperle"
    {{gwi:715067}}

    Abies Koreana Kohout's Icebreaker
    {{gwi:715072}}

  • firefightergardener
    Original Author
    12 years ago

    Lovely plants for sure - I'd say you can remove that understock by now though, that's a nice big Icebreaker!

  • ykli
    12 years ago

    @firefightergardener
    Thanks.
    I have planned to remove the understock this fall. We have just bought and repotted the Icebreaker in march.

  • toucanjoe
    12 years ago

    Will,The one marked 'Tundra' Looks like a Pinsapo. Joe

  • gardener365
    12 years ago

    Indeed a good koreana > Joe.

    Dax

  • hostajim1
    12 years ago

    Will, that's an amazing collection!!!!!! what a beautiful job. I wonder if I could get a few of the cones from you to germinate? I'll do some hosta trading of course, good luck with all of your future collections, hostajim

  • firefightergardener
    Original Author
    12 years ago

    Heya Jim - glad you like them. Sorry I have not called you back - I was waiting for a less-rainy day before I tried to schedule a visit but it's been raining all the time! You'd be welcome to some cones, I imagine soon enough I'll have more cones then I know what to do with.

    -Will

  • firefightergardener
    Original Author
    12 years ago

    Back into view with a few more cultivars.

    Abies koreana 'Eisragen'. A very small dwarf/miniature with delicate foliage.

  • clement_2006
    12 years ago

    Not "Eisragen" But "Eisregen"


    Abies koreana "Grazil"

    Clément

  • rispetto
    12 years ago

    Hello
    Some of my abies koreana

    {{gwi:715080}}
    Pinocchio

    {{gwi:715083}}
    Silberzwerg

    {{gwi:715084}}
    Arbor's Hexe

    {{gwi:715085}}
    Blauer Eskimo

    {{gwi:715086}}
    Blauer Pfiff

    {{gwi:715091}}
    Brevifolia

    {{gwi:715093}}
    Green Carpet

    {{gwi:715096}}
    Kristallkugel

    {{gwi:715098}}
    Nana

    {{gwi:715100}}
    Oberon

    Greetings from sunny Poland :)

  • darob
    12 years ago

    I greet
    Abies koreana, Denis,


    Abies koreana,Rodzyngold,

    Darek

  • firefightergardener
    Original Author
    12 years ago

    Now we're talking, some great looking plants fellas!

    Greatings from across the world!

    -Will

  • clement_2006
    12 years ago

    Rispeto, your Abies koreana "Brevifolia" are not right,
    the needles are small but not recurved.
    Clément

  • darob
    12 years ago

    I greet
    Still one
    Abies koreana, Wellenseind,


    I greet Darek

  • coniferjoy
    12 years ago

    Some more info:
    Will, it looks that your 'Piccolo' understock part made some new growth at it's left side.
    Remove this part before it will take over this beauty!

    'Kahout's Ice breaker' must bew ritten as 'Kohout's Ice Breaker' but this is just a typo I think...

    'Gelbbunt' You have to stake this one, it's an upright grower.

    'Blaue Zwo' isn't a dwarf, it will grow like the species with blue needles.
    You also have to stake this one.

    'Blauer Pfiff' must be written as 'Blauer Pfiff'.
    It derives from the K. Wittboldt-Müller Nursery from Verden, Germany who threated the cones by kobald rays.
    I've seen these as a flatgrower but also as a upright tree form.

    Darek, 'Denis' must be written as 'Dennis'.
    I like the 'Rodzyngold' very much.
    Bring one to me when the heat left your country ;0)

    Rispetto, Very nice pics you showing us!
    You come from Bermuda but send us your greetings from sunny Poland...are you on your hollidays overthere?

    'Kohout's Hexe'

    'OttostraÃe'
    {{gwi:601041}}

    'Nadelkissen'
    {{gwi:601039}}

  • firefightergardener
    Original Author
    12 years ago

    Bumping this great gallery by adding a cultivar I have that I am proud to grow:

    Abies koreana Kohout's Hexe' - a nice ball of silvery-green.

    -Will

  • rispetto
    12 years ago

    {{gwi:654064}}
    Krzemien
    {{gwi:715116}}
    Kleiner Prinz

  • gardener365
    12 years ago

    Abies koreana Nanaimo

  • clement_2006
    12 years ago

    What are the caracteristic of "Nanaimo " ?
    He look like a normal Abies koreana.
    Clément

  • gardener365
    12 years ago

    Hi Clement,

    Purple cones. I found it and grafted from that photo my own plant from 2007 and that graft is now about 6" tall. I wouldn't call it exceptional. Don't know enough to tell you though. Seems much more narrow than typical koreana.

    Dax

  • longaeva54
    12 years ago

    Abies koreana Golden Beskid

  • gardener365
    12 years ago

    Very coool longaeva what color are the cones/? Where is this one located/origin/finder?

    Dax

  • longaeva54
    12 years ago

    Dax, Szewczyk nursery Poland selected this one. Cones color ??

  • longaeva54
    12 years ago

    Abies koreana Kobalt

  • gardener365
    12 years ago

    Thanks for the info.

    Dax

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