PICEA omorika

Commonly known as Serbian spruce

Attractive drooping branches which curve upwards at tips
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Flattened, dark to blue-green leaves 1-2cm (½-¾in) long, white beneath
  • Height
    20m (65ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Conifer
    Narrow, spire-like tree with orange-brown shoots. Brown bark cracks into square plates. Produces red-brown female cones 3-7cm (1¼-2¾in) long
  • Tree
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun

PICEA omorika

  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Endangered in the wild
    These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction.
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, adelgids can cause galls, red spider mite. Susceptible to honey fungus
    Place of origin
    Bosnia, Serbia (Drina River valley)
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Tree Shape
    Narrowly columnar
Picea - Growing Guide
20m (65ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)

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