Serbian Spruce Picea omorika - Abies omorika, Pinus omorika

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Botanical Name:

Picea omorika

Family:

Pinaceae

Genus:

Picea

Species:

omorika

Common Name:

Serbian Spruce

Seeds Per Pound:
104,367
Quantity:
4.02 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
50
Germination:
91%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
60-100 feet
Collection Locale:
Serbia
Crop Year:
2021
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5

 

In Stock: 4.02 lb
Prices
  • Picea omorika

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$4.95
10 gram
$35.00
1 oz
$70.95
1 lb
$709.50
1 kg
$1,418.00
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: Although the seed does not require pretreatment for germination it may benefit from 90 days cold stratification at 40 F degrees.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: seed may benefit from a 3 month cold stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Picea omorika ( Serbian Spruce ) is a rare, local spruce , endemic to the Drina River valley in western Serbia and eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina near Višegrad , with a total range of only about 60 ha , between 800–1,600 m altitude. It was originally discovered near the village of Zaovine on the Tara Mountain in 1875, and named by the Serbian botanist Josif Pancic ; the epithet omorika is simply the Serbian word for "spruce"; hence, the scientific name means "Spruce-spruce". more...
* "One of the most graceful and beautiful spruces", says Dirr, who says it might be a good evergreen street tree and is excellent for the U.S. Northeast. It has a remarkably slender trunk and short ascending or drooping branches on a narrow-pyramidal framwork. Best reserved for specimen use but also quite good in groupings of threes or fives. It forms a narrow column, has dark green foliage, 2" cones which are blue black when young. It likes deep rich soil and part shade, but is very adaptable. The species is native to a small area of Yugoslavia, on limestone.
* Moderately wind resistant, it is sometimes planted in shelterbelts. Wood. It is valued for its use in the pulp industry to make paper. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov