• Branches with curved white needles of the ABIES koreana 'Silberlocke'
  • Purple and green cones of ABIES koreana 'Silberlocke'
  • White and green curved needles of ABIES koreana 'Silberlocke'
  • Purple cones of ABIES koreana 'Silberlocke'

ABIES koreana ‘Silberlocke’


This Korean fir is very rustic. The curly foliage of ABIES koreana ‘Silberlocke’ is green above and white below. It’s also suitable for small gardens.


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The Plant

Splendid among the Korean firs, Abies koreana ‘Silberlocke’ stands out for its refined appearance and unique foliage.
Indeed, its leaves, delicately curved upwards, reveal a bright white reverse, creating a striking contrast with the dark green of their upper side. This play of light irresistibly catches the eye and makes this conifer a real centerpiece of the garden.
Then, from spring, delightful purple cones complete the beauty of this plant jewel.
Its slow growth and initial spreading habit make it an ideal choice for small spaces, where it flourishes gracefully. Over the years, it rises and adopts a more erect form, always retaining its natural elegance.
Whether your garden is large or miniature, Abies koreana ‘Silberlocke’ will blend in harmoniously, bringing a touch of refinement and a remarkable presence.
Perfectly hardy, Abies koreana ‘Silberlocke’ adapts without difficulty to cold climates.

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How to plant and care for ABIES koreana ‘Silberlocke’ ?

The planting

  1. For your Korean tree to shine in all its beauty, it is essential to provide it with a location bathed in sunlight. Plant it in a location where it can benefit from direct sunlight for at least 12 hours a day, ideally between noon and 5 p.m. A location in partial shade is possible, but be aware that the foliage will partly lose its silver shine.
  2. Moreover, Abies koreana ‘Silberlocke’ adapts to various situations: you can plant it in the ground in a flower bed, cultivate it in a pot on your terrace or install it as an isolated subject to highlight its elegant silhouette .
  3. Finally, as for the soil, it is not very demanding either. It is happy with dry, moderately humid or humid soil, and adapts to a light, normal or heavy texture. Finally, its pH can be acidic, neutral or calcareous.

For a good preparation of the pot or ground, we have designed specific instructions available here.


Abies koreana ‘Silberlocke’ belongs to the conifers of rare simplicity. It requires little maintenance to give you years of radiant beauty.

If you want to change its appearance, you can prune it lightly in February or March, before new shoots appear.

Apart from this optional pruning, your Abies koreana ‘Silberlocke’ does not require any special care. It requires drained soil and moderate watering, especially during dry periods.

History and Origin

Abies koreana, a species of which ‘Silberlocke’ is a remarkable variety, has its roots in the high mountains of southern Korea. It is there, between 1,000 and 1,900 meters above sea level, that it grows in the heart of temperate rainforests.

Cradled by a cool, humid climate, Abies koreana thrives in conditions rich in rainfall.

Finally, Abies koreana is an exceptional conifer which draws its charm from its mountain origins. Its compact size and silvery foliage make it an ideal choice for gardens of all sizes.


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