Dwarf Serbian spruce

Picea omorika ‘Nana’

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries
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Dwarf Serbian spruce (Picea omorika ‘Nana’)
Genus:  Picea
A compact plant with a mature height of 8 feet, this conifer is densely globe-shaped when young, becoming pyramidal as it ages. Needles are soft green on top, bluish green at the bottom.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  A great bicolor conifer for a focal point among lower-growing plantings or in a mixed evergreen/conifer planting. Slow-growing, about 3-6 inches per year.
Care:  Prefers deep, moist but well-drained, neutral to acidic soil.
Propagation:  Graft in winter.
Problems:  Gall insects, aphids, caterpillars, sawfly, spider mites, lesion nematode, and scale instects. Various wood rots, witches' broom, mistletoe, rust, and needle cast.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Pace
Slow Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Formal Garden
Type
Trees

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