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Picea omorika ‘Nana’ (Dwarf Serbian spruce)

Picea omorika ‘Nana’ Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Picea omorika ‘Nana’ Common Name: Dwarf Serbian spruce 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.
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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