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Spruce - Serbian / Size 1
Serbian Spruce

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*Average Plant Shipping Size : 14" - 18" tall / Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $6.25

Product Code: SPRSER1

Picea Omorika

Overall Descriptions

Needles are short and soft - glossy dark green on top, silvery underneath. Compact, dense growth staying narrower than most spruces (about 15 feet at the widest point). Very tall, slender "stately" look when mature. Extremely hardy, and relatively undemanding. Considered by many to be the most beautiful and adaptable of all the spruces.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : up to 50 ft

--Mature Width : 10 - 15 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 8" per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun preferred, will accept partial shade as well

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly acidic - well drained

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - Needle foliage is a silvery blue color, but will start out on young trees as a more greenish blue.......changing a little more with each season as it it able to tap into organic nutrients in the surrounding soil. Maintain regular twice yearly additions of fresh organic matter to soil around tree to help keep this variety at its peak color.Needles are typical in structure, length, etc as most Spruce varieties.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Cones - Produces cones most years. Cones start out in early summer as light greenish grey color, and eventually ripen into a ripen into a coppery light tan. Cones typically contain large amounts of winged seeds.

--Diseases / Insects :
Fairly resistant, but a few noted issues with the following have been noted on occasion: red spider, spruce gall aphid, budworm, or possibly some borers.

--Recommended Spacing :
Plant approximately 6 - 7 feet apart - preferably in staggered, offset rows if desired use is for windbreak or privacy screen. otherwise no no specific spacing - all determined by use intended.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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