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Cis Korean Fir

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Cis Korean Fir

Cis Korean Fir

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Height:  6 feet

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Cis Dwarf Korean Fir

Brand:  Gertens

Description:

A beautiful dwarf conifer that grows extremely slowly to form a mounded ball; lighter green emerging foliage in spring contrasts with the older needles; ideal for a rock garden, particular as to siting

Ornamental Features

Cis Korean Fir is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has emerald green evergreen foliage. The needles remain emerald green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Cis Korean Fir is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded 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 high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cis Korean Fir is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Cis Korean Fir will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, 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 shrub 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.

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Ornamental Features