Korean fir is a very popular ornamental plant in gardens in cool climates, grown for its foliage but also for the abundant cone production even on young trees only 1–2 m tall.
It is a small to medium-sized evergreen coniferous tree growing to 10–18 m tall with a trunk diameter of up to 0.7 m, smaller and sometimes shrubby at tree line. The bark is smooth with resin blisters and grey-brown in colour. The leaves are needle-like, flattened, 1–2 cm long. The cones are 4–7 cm long and 1.5–2 cm broad, dark purple-blue before maturity.
Korean fir is native to the higher mountains of South Korea, including Jeju-do island. It grows at altitudes of 1,000–1,900 m in temperate rain forest with high rainfall and cool, humid summers, and heavy winter snowfall.
Hardiness zones: 5-7
Seeds per pack: 10
Germination: These seeds should be easy to germinate! Rake the soil, and scatter seeds. Gently rake them in. Water, and keep moist until germination. These seeds can also be started early indoors.