Many in the green industry consider the Serbian Spruce the most beautiful ornamental spruce, period. (webmaster’s note: I have one in my own front yard, and I agree wholeheartedly). The Serbian features short, dark green, flat needles (similar to a hemlock) with a breeze revealing silver undersides. The Serbian features beautiful purple cones and a visually pleasing conical shape.
Serbian Spruce are fast-growing, do well in full sun, and reach a height of up to 60 feet with a spread of 20 feet or more at the base. They should not be planted out in the open where winter wind can dry them out (again, your webmaster lives in a very wintry, windy location and has seen no adverse effects).
Serbian Spruce prefer richer soils, but they have also do well in sandier soils (again, your webmaster’s soil) and can resist drought. Few natural pests or diseases affect Serbians other than White Pine Weevil, which, if discovered, is easily controlled with over the counter pesticides.