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Serbian Spruce

Botanical Name
Picea omorika
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
7
Height
50 to 60 feet
Width
20 to 25 feet
Flowers
Monoecious
Fruit
Cone: small 1.25 to 1.75 inches long by .5 to .75 wide, oblong, purple maturing to cinnamon brown, scales have small dentate margins
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, pH adaptable
Planting & Care
  • Best in well-drained, organic soils
  • One of the more adaptable spruce to urban environments, pollution
  • Shelter from strong winter winds
Problems
Aphids, budworm, borers
Varieties
  • Nana - dwarf, 8 to 10 feet tall, conical to globose form
  • Sky Trails - blue-green needles with contrasting white bands on undersides, weeping habit
  • Pendula - slender weeping form, slightly twisted brances, deep green needles with whitish undersides
  • Gnome - dwarf, 2 to 3 feet high

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