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Plants of Merit: Weeping Serbian spruce

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  • Weeping Serbian spruce

    Sandra Schumacher, Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens F

    Weeping Serbian spruce

WHAT: Picea omorika Pendula is a rare beauty known as weeping Serbian spruce. It's unusual coloration makes it a standout in the garden.
Branches have a weeping habit that highlight its green and silver-blue foliage.
By summer, the color takes on dark teal tones. Happily, deer find this tree unappealing.
In 2007, it was named the Collectors Conifer of the Year by the American Conifer Society.
SUN OR SHADE: This tree needs sun and well-drained soil.
SIZE: Ultimately the height will reach 25 feet, but that will take many years. It will reach 8 feet within a decade and measure about 2 feet wide. It puts on a mere 6 to 10 inches per year.
SEE IT: At the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; in the Conifer Garden.
For more information, see the virtual photo tour on or call 425-257-8597.
Source: Sandra Schumacher, Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens Foundation
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