Abies koreana 'Blauer Pfiff' / Blauer Pfiff Korean fir
Abies koreana 'Blauer Pfiff' is notable for its dazzling blue color, it is among the bluest of the fir cultivars. It is a slow-growing, conical cultivar that developes over time into a small tree. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 5 feet (1.6 m) tall and 3 feet (1 m) wide, an annual growth rate of around 6 inches (15 cm).
Introduced in 1979 by Kurt Wittboldt-Müller Nursery, Verden, Germany. This cultivar was selected from a batch of cobalt-irradiated seed. In the German language, "Blauer Pfiff" translates into "Blue Whistle."
A medium sized tree with nice Blue foliage. Grows about 6 inches (15 cm) per year. [Fincham, Robert L.]
Female cone of Abies koreana ‘Blauer Pfiff'
Photo by Randall C. Smith/Iseli Nursery
'Blauer Pfiff' Korean Fir — a very young specimen, growing in Zone 7b North Carolina. The odds of this plant surviving in the tough growing conditions of the southeast U.S. are greatly improved by being grafted onto Abies firma understock.
Photo by Sandy Horn