As I put on outdoor lights to decorate the house for another holiday season I started to think about what evergreens I could add next year to add to the winter landscape. Abies koreana ‘Horstmann’s Siberlocke would be a perfect addition with its curved white leaves and smaller stature reaching only twelve feet high, perfect for lighting up with just the use of a small step ladder. Plus it is adorn with it own ornaments, female cones are held upright along it’s branches. I am already thinking of the perfect place to plant Horstmann’s Siberlocke Fir come spring.
Enjoy the holiday season and think about what other natural living decorations you can add to your landscape.
BOTANICAL NAME Abies koreana ‘Horstmann’s Silberlocke’
COMMON NAME Horstmann’s Silberlocke Fir
DESCRIPTION Evergreen with up curved deep green needles reveal a contrasting bright silvery-white underside. Produces an abundance of large showy cones held upright along the branches. Grows slowly, developing into a striking specimen.
HEIGHT 12 feet
WIDTH 6 feet
ZONES 4 to 7
EXPOSURE Full Sun to Partial Shade
FLOWER COLOR N/A
BLOOM SEASON N/A
COMPANION PLANTS Sporobolus, Geranium, Sporobolus heterolepsis
GROWING AND MAINTENANCE TIPS Follow regular watering schedule during first year to get established. Plant in well draining soils.