Korean Fir Tree

Want to plant a Korean Fir Tree? Learn more about the Korean Fir Tree evergreen cultivar that makes a perfect plant for your garden...

In order to plant the Korean Fir Tree and let it grow into a thriving evergreen, you must follow certain basic rules for fertilizing, lighting, watering as well as maintaining good soil conditions. The basic Korean Fir Tree is considered a cultivar ranging from the Horstmann S Silberlocke and is part of the Pinaceae family. The plant grows to a height of 30 feet and has a width of 20 feet. It can be utilized as a basic tree for lining the garden or even for landscaping. The foliage of this Korean Fir Tree is evergreen and the colors are silver, green and cream.

It is tolerant of wind and is hardy in zone 5 to 6. There is no basic definition for the heat zone and it is partial to full sun. The soil pH range should fall between 4.5 to 6.5 and the soil range is mostly sand to some clay. Its watering should make it moist to normally damp and for good root development it requires a great deal of phosphorus.

Fertilization and Sun for Korean Fir Trees

Even the well-rooted Korean Fir Trees plant requires fertilization and this must be done every few years. You can check the levels of different nutrients and then adjust the levels accordingly through this process. However, it is not a good idea to fertilize late in the season as the vegetative growth will not have enough time to harden before winter.

The light should be partial sunlight, which is filtered sun through the afternoon hours. The shade should come in the morning. If the plant is not fully exposed to light then it will become deficient in the winter so plan its positioning carefully.

Watering the Korean Fir Tree

When it comes to watering the Korean fir tree then it requires adequate water to maintain a good thriving growth. If there is not enough water then the roots usually dry up and if there is too much water it will prevent the plant from receiving oxygen. You should water it very deeply yet infrequently so that the water is saturated completely to the root ball. It’s best to water the Korean Fir tree in the early part of the day or in the late afternoon in order to conserve water and cut down the stress on the plant. In order to maintain a healthy tree in areas where there is a water shortage you can use mulching, drip irrigation as well as xeriscaping. When you plant the tree you must ensure that the area of the hole is four times the diameter of the root ball as well as being the same depth as the container. You can utilize a pitchfork to scarify the sides of the hole.

The tree must be pruned regularly once you have planted it in order to maintain healthy foliage growth. If your tree has been transplanted from a long distance then you can prune it slightly more because this will compensate for the stress that the plant has suffered.


Mike says:

I have 5 korean firs they are planted in a row 15 apart. Two of the five are turning yellow. Any idea what would cause this?  Same water same sun light..