Serbian spruce (Picea omorika)
Native to Yugoslavia, the Serbian spruce is a handsome, narrow pyramidal evergreen reaching a mature height of 50 to 60 feet with a spread of only 20 feet. It can be used as a screen or specimen plant. The foliage is a dark glossy green with white upper sides, giving this tree a very striking appearance. An unusual spruce for the Midwest, this evergreen's pendulous branchlets add to its unique habit.
Street: Appropriate for restricted size planting sites; recommended by the City of Chicago Urban Tree Planting List
Park/Residential: Appropriate for landscaped planting sites including public parks, residential property, golf courses, cemeteries, etc.
Legacy: For plantings with an expected life span of more than 60 years; retained 50 percent or more climate suitability in models for the decade 2080
N/R +35 yrs: Not recommended for plantings with an expected life span of more than 35 years