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Picea omorika

Serbian Spruce

 

In Stock: 2.605 lb (Total:2.605lb)
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2.61 lb
Picea omorika

Details

Germination:
98%
Germination test:
cut
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
127,887
Quantity:
2.61 lb
Collected in:
Holland
Crop year:
2022
Min. hardiness zone:
5
Item ID:
1832441

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification
Stratification: Although the seed does not require pretreatment for germination it may benefit from 90 days cold stratification at 40 F degrees.
Germination
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: seed may benefit from a 3 month cold stratification 

Picea omorika, also known as Serbian Spruce, is a rare and local spruce with a total range of only about 60 ha in western Serbia and eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was first discovered in 1875 and named by a Serbian botanist. This evergreen tree is medium-sized, growing up to 35m tall with a trunk diameter of up to 1m. It has needle-like leaves, dark blue-green above and blue-white below. Its cones are spindle-shaped and purple when young, maturing to a dark brown. The Serbian Spruce prefers moist, drained loam but is adaptable to various soil types. It is grown for ornamental purposes in large gardens and for timber and paper production. Its slow growth rate makes it less important than other types of spruce. This species is not a significant source of nutrition but provides cover for birds and small mammals. It is a good choice for a specimen tree or planting in small groupings. It is one of the most graceful and beautiful spruces and is excellent for the U.S. Northeast. Dirr recommends it for use as an evergreen street tree. Plant it in deep, rich soil and part shade.

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