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Picea omorika

Picea omorika (Serbian spruce)

is a fully hardy perennial evergreen conifer. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water.
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This conifer has all year round interest.


Picea omorika grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 7.5 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to clay, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.


This is a columnar plant has an ultimate height of 8m / 26.2ft and spread of 2.5m / 8.2ft. It can take 26-30 years to reach its ultimate height.


It has green leaves. They are needle in shape.


The plant prefers a sheltered situation.


Architectural, low maintenance and specimen/accent plant.


Picea omorika has green and brown bark with a very rough texture.

Fruit and seed

The fruit is blue and brown. There is a fruit/seed abundance beginning in Autumn and ending in Winter.


Propagation techniques include seed.


Serbia. Bosnia and Herzegovina.

-34°C / -29.2F 5.5 to 7.5 26-30 years 8m / 26.2ft 2.5m / 8.2ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Picea
Specific epithet ? omorika
Common names
Serbian spruce (Ireland)
IPNI details on Picea omorika
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