Serbian Spruce (Picea omorika)

Height: 45-50’
Spread: 15-20’
Light requirement: grows in part shade/part sun, grows in full sun
Soil tolerance: Clay, loam, sand, acidic, slightly alkaline, well-drained
Growth rate: Slow
Pest resistance: Long-term health not usually affected by pests
Pruning requirement: Needs little pruning to develop strong structure
Drought tolerance: Moderate

This tree is best used as a specimen, wind break, screen, or perhaps as an evergreen street tree for narrow overhead spaces. It is surprisingly tolerant of urban conditions, probably more so than other Spruces. Grows best with some shelter from mid-day or afternoon sun, though it tolerates full-day sun. Also tolerates soils with a high pH.

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