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Silver Pearl Korean Fir*

Abies koreana 'Silberperl'

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Silver Pearl Korean Fir (Abies koreana 'Silberperl') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Silver Pearl Korean Fir

Silver Pearl Korean Fir

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Silver Pearl Korean Fir (Abies koreana 'Silberperl') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Silver Pearl Korean Fir foliage

Silver Pearl Korean Fir foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  18 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4


A choice garden plant with a globe shape in youth that becomes pyramidal with age; deep green needles have silvery undersides which are very showy, excellent as a color accent in a rock garden or smaller garden setting; needs even moisture and shelter

Ornamental Features

Silver Pearl Korean Fir has attractive emerald green foliage with silver undersides which emerges silver in spring. The small needles are highly ornamental and remain emerald green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Silver Pearl Korean Fir is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Silver Pearl Korean Fir is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Silver Pearl Korean Fir will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Garden 
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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