Serbian Spruce

Picea omorika Pinaceae

Growth habit



Long-lived polycarpic perennial

Native distribution

Yugoslavia; Confined to A Few Stands in the Limestone Mnts. On Either Side of the Upper Drina.


Cornell Class of 1923 Flowering Tree Collection, Conifer Slope, Nevin Welcome Center

Source of plant

Horticultural Associates, Klyn Nurseries, Claude Heit, Princeton Nurseries, Weston Nurseries, Oliver Nurseries Inc., Snipes Farm & Nursery


Tree with remarkably slender trunk and short ascending or drooping branches forming a very narrow, pyramidal head. Plants 50-60' tall, 20-25' wide after 50-60 years; can reach 100' in height. One of the most graceful and beautiful of spruces.

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

winter interest, growth habit