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botanical name:
Picea omorika
Picea omorika © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Serbian Spruce
family:  Pinaceae
characteristics: conifer, evergreen
height: 20.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: columnar
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour:
fruit colour: brown
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Tall, very narrow, spire-like shape. The short branches sweep downward and then ascend at the tips, giving a very graceful appearance. Dark brown bark splitting into square plates. Short, glossy dark green needles with white bands underneath, lying flat at the sides of the shoots. Egg-shaped cones are dark purple when young maturing to a reddish brown.

Prefers growing in average, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Better tolerance for hot, humid climates and air pollution than most other species of spruce.

By seed.

Very ornamental parkland tree.

other notes:
A native of Bosnia and Serbia in the Balkans.

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