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Cultural Details for Picea omorika

Common Name:
Serbian Spruce

Growth Rate:
Medium, 1-2' per year

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Monoecious, male flowers red in color 0.5-0.75" long.

Fruit Details:
Cones, oblong – ovoid, 1.25-1.75" long, 0.5-0.75" wide pendant cinnamon brown at maturity.

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Thin, scaling off in platelets, coffee brown in color

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Subject to aphids, budworm and borers.

Native Habitat:
Southeastern Europe, Serbia confined to stands in limestone mountains on either side of the upper Drina.

Other Features:
One of the most handsome of the Spruces, more graceful and refined than most. Silvery undersides of the needles give the tree beautiful ornamental appeal.

Culture and Care:
Prefers a deep rich soil that is moist and well drained, tolerates air pollution; one of the most adaptable spruces.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.