Abies koreana ‘Kohout’s Ice Breaker’ is a distinctive cultivar of the Korean fir, Abies koreana. This compact evergreen conifer is prized for its unique and eye-catching characteristics. ‘Kohout’s Ice Breaker’ is known for its dwarf, spreading habit, forming a low, wide mound with a striking ground-hugging appearance.
The needles of this cultivar are short, glossy, and have a deep green color, creating a lush and vibrant texture. What sets ‘Kohout’s Ice Breaker’ apart is its eye-catching white coloration on the undersides of the needles, resembling frost or ice, hence its name. This feature adds a touch of elegance to the plant and makes it visually intriguing throughout the year.
Suitable for small gardens or rockeries, this Korean fir prefers well-drained soil and thrives in full sun to partial shade. ‘Kohout’s Ice Breaker’ is a hardy and low-maintenance conifer, making it a valuable addition to landscapes for those seeking a unique and compact evergreen with a distinctive touch.