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Picea omorika

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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An unusual native of Serbia, Picea omorika is a medium sized, evergreen spruce with a narrow, spire-like habit. The side branches are short, graceful and covered with dark green, glossy needles that have a silvery underside. Established plants produce egg-shaped cones.

Picea omorika grows to be a very handsome specimen tree!

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 40 cm tall)

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Picea omorika | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Picea omorika | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Prefers moist, fertile soil. Picea omorika will tolerate a wide range of soil types.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
Habit: Picea omorika grows to be a large tree with a narrow, upright habit once established.
Height: 20 m (65 ft)
Spread: up to 5 m (16 ft)

Notes: Once planted and established, Picea omorika does generally not enjoy being moved.

Plant Finder: about Picea omorika

Common names

Serbian spruce, Spruce


Picea omorika (Serbian spruce). This is a large cone-bearing tree, with a slight weeping effect. The leaves are needles and are glossy green with white underneath.


You will need to plant in full sun in deep, moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil.

Interest and use

Specimen. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH4.5 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

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