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SERBIAN SPRUCE
Picea omorika

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Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC, Arbor Day Farm, Lied Conference Center, Nebraska City, NE and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

General Notes

Smog tolerant.

Native to Siberia.

Family: Pinaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Columnar or Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 70 feet.

Width: 10 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Needle, Glossy Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown or Red Cone, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.

Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 6 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids and Scales, Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds and Squirrels.

Not Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Picea omorika Tree Record." 1995-2017. Oct 20, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/picea-omorika >

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