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Picea omorika 'Nana'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
PY-see-uh oh-MOR-ee-kah
Description

A compact densely horizontal spreading branched globose to ovate form that is grown for its attractive foliage.  Its glossy, dark green needles are pressed flatly to the stem and are stiff being yellow-green above with white stomatal bands (tiny openings or pores) on the underneath, providing a silverly, two-toned effect.  Young plants have a uniform habit, that becomes densely conical with maturity.

Although this plant has no serious pest problems, spider mite, aphids, budworms, and borers are some issues affecting this plant.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#showy#conifer#dwarf
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#showy#conifer#dwarf
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Picea
    Species:
    omorika
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Egg-shaped cones
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    White
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    New growth is light brown to yellowish, matures to green
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Patio
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen