Abies Koreana Compact Dwarf
Abies Koreana Compact Dwarf Korean Fir tree
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Abies Koreana Compact Dwarf is a dwarf version of the popular Korean Fir Tree (Abies Koreana). It’s also known as a Compact Dwarf Korean Fir.
The Compact Dwarf Korean Fir is usually grown as thick ground cover due to its evergreen needles and low growing habit. It has small attractive red flowers that appear in spring, shortly followed by tiny purple fruits. The needles are a dark green with a silvery underside. This colour contrast helps to brighten up a dull winter garden. Compact Dwarf Korean Fir tends to hug the ground as it grows providing both habitats for wildlife and covering troublesome bare soil.
Abies Koreana Compact Dwarf will grow to an overall height of 120 centimetres and will spread over 400 centimetres. Its growth rate is slow - it can take ten years to reach these maximum dimensions.
How Hardy Is Abies Koreana Compact Dwarf?
Compact Dwarf Korean Fir is completely hardly if its roots are kept out of waterlogged soil. It will tolerate sub-zero temperatures and snow with ease. It is also wind-resistant due to its low growing habit. You can plant Compact Dwarf Korean Fir in any area of the UK and it will thrive.
How To Use Abies Koreana Compact Dwarf
Compact Dwarf Korean Fir prevents soil erosion, cat damage, and covers bare areas of earth. Use it as under-planting for large shrubs or trees. Alternately they are attractive stand alone specimens in a rockery garden.
Because the Compact Dwarf Korean Fir grows to a low height its perfect for smaller gardens. If you’re looking for evergreen ground cover that takes its time to spread, this is a good compact choice. Place it with a few upright shrubs to maintain interest and prevent excess spread by regularly trimming the branches.
The attractive green shade of Compact Dwarf complements most other types of blooms and the needles give texture to flower gardens. Teamed with a few upright shrubs you’ll be hard pressed to create a more attractive yet low maintenance landscape.
How To Care For Abies Koreana Compact Dwarf
Compact Dwarf Korean Fir is a very tough plant and requires little maintenance once established. It does prefer sandy or loamy soil with a neutral PH but will grow in almost all conditions.
Tidy up a Compact Dwarf Korean Fir by removing dead branches and trimming to create an attractive shape. If it gets very dense, you may find the centre dies back. Simply cut out the inner branches to the trunk as this will let light and air circulate.
Compact Dwarf Korean Fir trees are attractive yet practical investments if you need tough, low maintenance plants or have exposed areas of ground to cover.
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