|Serbian Spruce - Picea omorika 'Liberec' |
Family Pinaceae: Pine, Cedar, Spruce, Fir
Trade Names: Liberec Serbian Spruce / Range: cultivated / USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7
Native to but one Bosnian River Valley, the Serbian Spruce is a widely planted ornamental tree throughout Europe. The spire-like habit is due to the recumbent nature of its branches; this adaptation is thought to prevent damage from snow build-up.
Height: 50-60' Spread: 20-25' / Habit/Form: Narrow conical / Growth Rate: Slow / Zone: 4-7
This tree was started from seed 13 years ago. Serbian spruce is extremely tolerant of dry conditions. Very attractive, narrow evergreen with upsweeping branches and drooping branchlets. Glossy, dark green needles have distinct white bands on underside. Greenish-purple, 2-inch long cones turn reddish brown at maturity and hang from drooping branches. Uses in the Landscape: Use as a windscreen, as a specimen plant, or in a grouping.
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