Serbian Spruce Seedlings – Picea omorika

[Picea omorika]


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serbian spruce seedlings for sale
Serbian Spruce seedlings, approx 8-14″ tall

Serbian Spruce seedlings mature to become the most beautiful ornamental spruce, period, according to many in the green industry. (Rick’s note: I planted one in my own front yard when my first daughter Anna had her first birthday, and I agree wholeheartedly). Serbian Spruce feature short, dark green, flat needles (similar to a Hemlock) with a breeze revealing lovely silver undersides. This species features beautiful purple seed cones and a visually pleasing overall conical shape.

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Serbian Spruce: Zones 4-7
Prefers zones 4-7 and full sun to partial shade

Suitable for zones 4-7, this species can be planted much farther south than similar species such as Colorado Blue Spruce seedlings or Norway Spruce seedlings or White Spruce seedlings, especially at higher elevations. Fairly fast-growing, Serbian Spruce seedlings do well in full sun. They reach a height of up to 60 feet [occasionally to 100 feet] with a spread of 20 feet or more at the base. They prefer richer soils, but can do well in sandier soils if watered once or twice per week during dry periods. (Rick’s note: I planted Anna’s  Serbian Spruce in about 6″ of rich soil at the top of a sandy hill, but rain runoff from our roof into that planting spot is significant. It has grown 15 feet in 15 years). Few natural pests or diseases affect Serbians other than White Pine Weevil, which can be easily controlled with over the counter pesticides.

These specific bare root evergreen trees begin shipping in mid Oct, 2018 [shipping info] but you can reserve these trees in your name by placing an order now. If you’d like to delay shipment to late October or November, please specify that date in a follow up email after placing your order. However, shipping season for these specific bare root trees ends in mid November 2018. If you need a later shipment, we suggest you look at our various sizes and species of evergreen plug seedlings and evergreen plug transplants, which can be shipped at nearly any time of year.

We offer cotton gift bag packaging and custom laser cut pendants for all sizes of bare root seedlings and transplants, sold separately in matching quantities.