Appreciation: Abies koreana 'Horstmann's Silberlocke'

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here is another I'm posting for appreciation, but would like to be corrected on the name if it's not right. I think it's Abies koreana 'Horstmann's Silberlocke', in Stanley Park across from the Rose Garden.
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Unlike plant shown 'Silberlocke' produces needles that twist to display their white undersides.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Are you saying that too much of the white is showing without having to work to see it? I didn't investigate that branch in the 2nd photo, but it might not be completely attached. It didn't seem silver enough for other cultivars with a name that implies white leaves.
    Of course, I went after the instances where the white was showing. Here is another that shows a more green appearance:
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here are a few more photos. The white appearing branch at the bottom is firmly attached. Do I understand correctly that this is just the species Abies koreana?
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yep, just normal Abies koreana. The branch bottom centre in the 1st pic is twisted (possibly broken; someone probably put a lot of weight into swinging on it) to show its lower side; if it doesn't die, it will reorient its new needles green side up from next spring.
     
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