With its arching branches and firm trunk, the Serbian Spruce is a living example of grace and resilience. Omorika—a common word in Bosnian and Serbian symbolizing slenderness—is obvious by the thin frame this tree boasts. Adding to it sturdy branches and a tolerance to most urban conditions, the Serbian Spruce is a great landscape tree and fits naturally in buffer strips.
Here are a few things to note if you’re considering adding it to your tree family.
- Grows well in acidic, clay, loamy, moist, rich, sandy and well drained soils (hardiness zones 4-7).
- Slow to medium growing tree, growing up to a foot a year and reaching 50-60 feet at maturity.
- Does well in both full sun and partial.
- Has flat needles similar to a hemlock, not four-sided needles of most spruces.
- Has arching branches with slender straight trunk.
- Tolerates urban conditions well, is a popular landscape tree.
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