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Serbian Spruce vs Oriental Spruce

Picea omorika

Picea orientalis

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Serbian Spruce
Oriental Spruce

Serbian Spruce is a medium-sized evergreen. Even in the absence of competition, Serbian Spruce has a slender form.

It is commonly used as an ornamental tree due to its columnar shape. Serbian Spruce can grow on a variety of sites, but it prefers moist drained soils.

Oriental Spruce is a dense, narrow, pyramidal evergreen making it well suited as a landscape tree. Their needles are smaller than other spruce varieties, giving it a distinct appearance. Cones start out purple and then mature into a coppery brown colour. When mature, the branches tend to curve upward, giving it an elegant appearance. Because of its general shape and colour it makes a unique choice for a Christmas tree.

Oriental Spruce does not do well in windy conditions, especially cold, harsh winter winds. For best results, plant in a protected area.

SERBIAN SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

ORIENTAL SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $9.99
Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: none

In row spacing: 2.4 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: caucasian spruce