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Picea omorika

Common Name(s):

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

One of the most attractive and adaptable spruces.  Grows best in cool climates, with a dry atmosphere and protection from wind.  May not perform well in hot, humid situations, however, it may adapt to those conditions better than many other spruces.  

A conifer with a slender trunk, short ascending branches, and a narrow pyramidal habit with the bark scaling off in plates. 

There are no serious problems, but may be susceptible to spider mites, aphids, budworms, and borers.  

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Tags:
#evergreen#conifer#winter interest#air pollution tolerant#showy fruits#deer resistant#sandy soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#conifer#winter interest#air pollution tolerant#showy fruits#deer resistant#sandy soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Picea
    Species:
    omorika
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southwestwern Europe
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts birds
    Dimensions:
    Height: 50 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    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 Texture:
    Clay
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Brown/Copper
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Non-showy flowers. 1.2-2" cones, blue-black when young, cinnamon yellowish-brown with age.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    White
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Overlapping flat needles, glossy dark green above with 2 white lines on the lower side (silvery underside), sharp-pointed
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Bark Description:
    Bark cracks into scaly plates
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Recreational Play Area
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Street Tree
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer