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Welcome to our plant search tool. This database contains many of the thousands of plants that we carry. There are some notable exceptions. Hundreds of new perennials come out every year and Make It Green has been a leader in making them available to you. Eventually the recent introductions will make it to our plant search tool but every year there will be a lag between our in-store plant selection and this search tool. Unfortunately this search tool can't cover everything that we will carry this year. We also carry over 100 varieties of rare and unusual evergreens and over 100 varieties of hard-to-find shrubs many of which are not in the plant search. Click on the Plant List button for a list of nearly all the woody plants (trees, shrubs and evergreens) that we have ordered or already have in stock for this coming year.



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Golden Korean Fir

Abies koreana 'Aurea'

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Golden Korean Fir (Abies koreana 'Aurea') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Golden Korean Fir foliage

Golden Korean Fir foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Golden Korean Fir (Abies koreana 'Aurea') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Golden Korean Fir

Golden Korean Fir

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  13 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6a

Description:

An uncommon but highly artistic fir tree with rich golden needles and an irregularly spreading form; a wonderful accent tree for home landscapes, but particular as to siting

Ornamental Features

Golden Korean Fir has attractive chartreuse foliage which emerges gold in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain chartreuse throughout the winter. The purple fruits are held in cones from late summer to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Korean Fir is an open evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

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

Golden Korean Fir is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Golden Korean Fir will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 13 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. 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 plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features