Spruce, Serbian

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Description

Serbian spruce is an evergreen conifer that is native to limestone soils in the upper Drina River Valley in western Serbia and eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is a narrow, pyramidal, spire-like tree with pendant branches that ascend at the tips. Flattened bright green needles have silvery undersides. Brown bark cracks into scaly plates. Pendant cones emerge violet purple but mature to yellowish brown.

Plant Details

Plants

Latin Name:
Picea omorika
Plant Type:
Evergreen Tree
Care :
Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers cool summer climates.
Light Requirements:
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Habit:
Narrow, pyramidal habit.
Plant Height:
40-60 feet
Plant Width:
15-20 feet
Foliage:
Bright green needles with silvery undersides.
Bloom:
Insignificant.
Zone:
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
Special Features:
  • Deer Resistant