Habit: Serbian spruce forms a narrow, pyramidal silhouette with graceful arching branches, moderate density, and slender truck.

Growth Rate: Medium 12" to 18" per year in average Midwest landscape

Mature Sizes: In an average mid west landscape after 20 years 25' to 30' and 10' to 12' wide.

Needle: Dark green on top, with bands of silver on the underside, 1/2" to 1' long, flat.

Texture: Delicate, semi-soft, semi-formal.

Cones: 1 1/4" to 2" long, pendulous, cinnamon-brown.

Culture: Doesn't like heavy clay, must plant in good topsoil bed areas, and must not be allowed to go long periods without water. More demanding than other spruce used locally. Will grow in full sun, but likes some protection from harsh exposure. It will grow in light to moderate shade (not less than 4 hour’s direct sunlight) and good drainage is a must.

Disease and Insects: Aphids, Borers

Cultivars and Varieties: Nana; A dense, globe-shaped dwarf. Grows 2" to 3” per year.

Zone: 4 to 6.

Native Habitat: Southeastern Europe, Introduced about 1880

BBB and Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association

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