Abies koreana Ice Breaker

Available May 1- very limited

Picea abies koreana 'Ice Breaker' photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

Korean Fir

Abies koreana ‘Ice Breaker’ became an overnight sensation after its discovery as a mutation growing on A. koreana ‘Horstmann’s Silberlocke’ and is sought for its stunning contribution to the garden! Two-toned needles recurve up and around their stems to expose a bright white, waxy underside of the green needle. Slow growing with a rounded form when young, it may eventually mature into a broadly pyramidal small tree. This spectacular, colorful dwarf won the distinction of the American Conifer Society‘s 2014 Conifer of the Year.

  • Size: 1 gal
  • Height: 61 cm (24 in)
  • Spread: 91 cm (36 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: sun to shade
  • Foliage Colour: blue with white underside
  • Shape: broad upright

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Abies koreana is best grown in rich, consistently moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. It likes cool locations so it is not recommended for planting in  hot and humid sites and does not like wet soil like heavy clay.