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Cultural Details for Picea omorika 'Nana'

Common Name:
Nana Serbian Spruce

Growth Rate:
Slow to medium.

Average Mature Height:
8-10'

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Monoecious, male remind of strawberries in color and shape, .5-.75" long, attractive.

Fruit Details:
Cones are oblong-ovoid, 1.25-1.75" pendent, purple when young, shining cinnamon brown when ripe.

Fall Color:

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

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

Native Habitat:
Introduced 1880. Southeastern Europe. Confined to a few stands in the limestone mountains on either side of the upper Drina.

Other Features:
One of the most adaptable spruces.

Culture and Care:
Prefers a deep rich soil that is both moist and well-drained; grows on limestone and acid peats.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 13

    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. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu