Abies koreana 'Silver Show' / Silver Show Korean fir
Abies koreana 'Silver Show' is a slow growing, upright, small tree form of Korean fir. Superficially, it resembles Abies koreana 'Horstmann's Silberlocke,' but somewhat slower growing and more tightly curled needles, making the tree more of a standout in the landscape.
After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 4.5 feet (1.5 m) tall and 3 feet (90 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 4 to 6 inches (10 - 15 cm).
This cultivar originated as a "Silberlocke seedling" selected in 1969 by Kurt Wittbold-Müller nursery, Verden, Germany.
A young specimen of Abies koreana 'Silver Show' grafted onto A. firma rootstock, growing in full sun in Zone 7b North Carolina. Growth rate is approximately 3" per year.
Photo by Sandy Horn
Can you please suggest a suitable fertilizer for this tree? I am growing one in Southern Ontario, Canada (approx. zone 6-7) but am unsure what to feed it.
you didn't say if your plant is in a pot or in the ground ... never fertilize your landscape unless a soil test indicates a deficiency. If it's potted, a single early spring feeding of a slow-release fertilizer like Osmocote is sufficient.