Serbian spruce is one of the best evergreens for the urban landscape. This disease- and insect-resistant tree forms a narrow column with gracefully bowing side branches. Stately as a single specimen, its dark green needles with silver-blue undersides create an interesting bicolor effect.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: gold, burgundy, variegated
Great Color Partners: silver, dark green, blue
Culture NotesThis spruce grows best in full sun. It prefers a well-drained or sandy soil, but will tolerate clay. Once established it is drought tolerant. It has a strong resistance to insects and diseases. Notably, it is especially resistant to the highly damaging conifer aphid. Little pruning is needed to keep it looking its best, only remove any dead or broken branches.
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Plant Type: conifer
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8
Flower Color: none
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun
Water Requirements: drought tolerant when established