Serbian Spruce Tree
Category: Coniferous Trees
Facts about Serbian Spruce Tree, "Scientific name for Serbian Spruce Tree is Picea omorika" The Serbian Spruce Tree is a variety of coniferous trees, prevalent to the Drina River basin in the eastern part of Bosnia. The Serbian Spruce Tree variety grows at an altitude ranging from 2,625 feet to 5,249 ft (800 to 1600 meters). The Serbian Spruce Tree is of major significance as an ornamental tree in big gardens, appreciated in North America and in the northern part of Europe for its extremely attractive crown shape and capability to grow on an extensive range of soils, as well as clay, alkaline, sandy and acidic soils, although Serbian Spruce Tree grows well in damp, drained loam. The Serbian Spruce tree has a slow to average growth that grows well in full sun and in partial shade. The Serbian Spruce Tree attains the shape of a pyramid when fully grown with its extended branches.
Serbian Spruce is an average-sized evergreen tree that grows to a maximum height ranging from 50 feet to 60 feet (15 to 18 meters) with elongated branches that spread between 20 feet and 25 feet (6 to 7.6 meters). The Serbian Spruce Tree has a strong trunk, with the maximum diameter of 3 feet (.91 meter). The shoots of the Serbian Spruce Tree are buff-brown and thickly hairy.
The leaves of the Serbian Spruce tree appear with two different colors with dark blue-green color above and blue-white color below. These leaves attain the shape of a needle, with the length ranging from 10 mm to 20 mm.
The Serbian Spruce tree offers cones with the length ranging from 1 1/2 2 3/4 inches to (4 cm to 7 cm). The fruits of the Serbian Spruce tree have a shape of a spindle, with wider in the middle. These cones appear with dark purple when young and their color changes to dark brown when matured after 7 months of pollination, with rigid scales.
The Serbian Spruce tree offers cover for deer and birds, as well as for small mammals, such as hare, grouse and woodcock. The Serbian Spruce tree is also cultivated to a small level in forestry for Christmas trees, and the wood of the Serbian Spruce tree is used in the manufacturing of paper.
The Serbian Spruce tree can survive up to 300 years.