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Dwarf Serbian spruce

Picea omorika ‘Nana’

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 CharacteristicsA 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.

CarePrefers deep, moist but well-drained, neutral to acidic soil.

PropagationGraft in winter.

ProblemsGall insects, aphids, caterpillars, sawfly, spider mites, lesion nematode, and scale instects. Various wood rots, witches' broom, mistletoe, rust, and needle cast.

  • Genus : Picea
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Plant Type : Trees
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