'Silver Show' I hate to see you go
Well, It looks like Abies koreana 'Silver Show' couldn't take the 105Ã¯Â¿Â½F heat, drought, and humidity. It's destined to be added to the ever growing RIP section of my conifer collection list. My wife is sadly hopeful and tells me to hold on and that it may bounce back next year. I'm sure it will loose the rest of it's needles in the next few days. It was one of our favorites. I watered it just enough through the drought (so I thought) but I'm pretty sure it couldn't take the full sun, extreme heat, and humidity. It was planted last year and looked pretty happy this spring in the first picture. The second picture is what has happened in just the past few days.
Is it a goner? Of course it's goner. Why am I even asking? Someone just lie to me. Tell me, "Oh yeah, it's just summer deciduous." =)
Okay, so on the brighter side, I now have a spot to put something new for fall planting. I really liked the 'Silver Show'. Do you think I would have the same problem next year if I bought another one and put it in the same place? If I get another one should I put it in part shade or does Abies koreana just do bad in hot humid climates? Maybe I just have a brown thumb. Would I be better off going with something else?