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Serbian Spruce - Picea Omorika (latin)

Geographical origins: Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, discovered in 1875, introduced in Europe en 1889.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 30 m, can reach up to 50 m in certain countries. Width up to 5 m.
Foliage: Evergreen, it is one of the last Spruces with flat needles.
Soil Type: Not particularly fussy about the soil, the Serbian Spruce also tolerates dry and chalky soils.
Hardiness: Hardy to -28°C.
Exposure: Full sun.


Properties and uses:
The Serbian Spruce ( Picea omorika) is easily recognised with its narrow weeping shape. Its fruits are conical. Of a bluish- purple color, they stay on the tree for approximately one year. The Serbian Spruce ( Picea omorika) is extremely resistant to industrial pollution. It will provide an elegant focal point in the landscape. It will evidently only be planted in large spaces.

List of Spruces:
Colorado Spruce (Picea pungens), bluish needles, conical shape, dislikes chalky soil
Dwarf Alberta White Spruce (Picea Glauca 'Conica'), dwarf conifer, light green soft needles in spring and grey green in winter, wide conical shape
Norway Spruce (Picea abies), dislikes chalky soil
Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis), green and silvery grey needles, wide shape

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