|Abies koreana is a slow growing, conical shaped tree with shiny, dark green leaves with 2 whitish bands underneath. The cones are blue-violet before maturity. Best in cooler climates, this fir can tolerate some heat. 'Blue Standard' has purple to violet colored cones, and is pyramid in shape. It has flat, blunt needles and tiered, horizontal branches. This plant enjoys plenty of sun, cooler climates and acidic soil.