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Spruce, Serbian Picea omorika

Serbian Spruce - Picea omorika
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The most graceful of all spruces, the Serbian Spruce offers thin arching branches with a slender straight trunk. The needles are light-green to blue-green with purple to cinnamon colored one and a half inch cones. Prefers a deep, moist, and well-drained soil. Plant in partial shade to full sun. Grows 50'-60' with a 25' spread. (Zones 4-7)

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Zones 4 - 7 Zones 4 - 7
Hardiness Zones 4 - 7
The Serbian Spruce can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Evergreen Evergreen
Type of tree
Evergreens
50' - 60' High 50' - 60' High
Mature Height
The Serbian Spruce grows to be 50' - 60' feet in height.
20' - 25' Spread 20' - 25' Spread
Mature Spread
The Serbian Spruce has a spread of about 20' - 25' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth Slow to Medium Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This spruce does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Serbian Spruce grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
Pyramidal Shape Pyramidal Shape
Shape
This spruce has pyramidal shape.
Description

The most graceful of all spruces, the Serbian Spruce offers thin arching branches with a slender straight trunk. The needles are light-green to blue-green with purple to cinnamon colored one and a half inch cones. Prefers a deep, moist, and well-drained soil. Plant in partial shade to full sun. Grows 50'-60' with a 25' spread. (Zones 4-7)

Wildlife Value

Serbian Spruce support a wide variety of wildlife. They are important as winter cover for deer, small game including grouse, hare, and woodcock. Song birds and fur bearers also frequent these forest types.