Serbian Spruce Transplants
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.
Discontinued in this size - see below
OTHER SIZES AND OPTIONS:
Serbian Spruce are offered in the following sizes:
• bare root seedling [sold out till Fall 2016]
• bare root transplant [discontinued in this size]
• plug seedling [sold out till Fall 2016]
• plug transplant [sold out till Fall 2016]
Comparable/alternative species: Black Hills Spruce, Black Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Meyers Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Spruce
Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
Pictures of mature Serbian Spruce
These pictures are for general identification and description only. As your trees reach maturity, they may vary slightly in size, color, and general appearance.
Approx 12-18 inches
Prefers zones 4-7
Suitable for full sun