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Abies koreana 'Silberlocke' Tree

Korean Fir Tree
  • £34.99 (ex VAT)

A small evergreen conifer, Abies koreana 'Silberlocke' is not short on interest. Curling, dark-green needles display their silvery-white underside in all seasons and create an attractive effect. In spring, large, purple, showy cones adorn the branches and provide a wonderful contrast against the green foliage.

Silberlocke Korean Fir is a compact tree with a conical habit and has broad, low, irregular growth which gives an interesting shape. This slow-growing variety can be expected to reach a height and spread of 2 x 1.5 metres in 20 years.

Abies 'Silberlocke' is low-maintenance and extremely hardy, growing well in moist, but well-drained soils. It prefers a sunny position, although can cope with dappled shade, and is perfect for adding texture to any sized garden.

AKA Silberlocke Korean Fir Silberlocke, Abies koreana Horstmann's Silberlocke

  • Common name: Korean Fir Silberlocke
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Great for: Year round interest and texture
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 2 x 1.5 metres
  • Foliage: Dark-green foliage with purple cones appearing in spring
  • Soil: Suited to most soil types, but prefers moist, slightly acidic conditions
  • Position: Full sun preferred

Planting Advice for Abies koreana Silberlocke

Our pot grown Silberlocke Korean fir trees can be planted at any time of the year.

It is important to prepare the planting area well, so start by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a hole as deep as the root mass and approximately twice as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, especially if you have poor soil, sprinkle rootgrow in the hole (for pot grown trees).

Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. If your soil is poor, mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems.

We advise planting young trees with a stake and tie kit. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Abies koreana Silberlocke

If you’re planting Korean Fir trees in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Abies koreana Silberlocke

Korean Fir trees require very little pruning. Simply remove any dead, diseased or awkwardly placed branches as and when you see them.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Abies koreana 'Silberlocke' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 30-50cm Root type: 3L pot* Abies koreana 'Silberlocke' Price £34.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 30-50cm 3L pot* £34.99 (ex VAT)
Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)