Spruce - Serbian Weeping

Spruce - Serbian Weeping

Spruce - Serbian Weeping

A wonderfully artistic spruce tree with gracefully pendulous branches hanging off a single central leader that arches skyward, making for a very narrow, almost spire-like form; best used as a bold solitary accent in a landscape composition.

Weeping Serbian Spruce has attractive dark green foliage with silver undersides which emerges light green in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The smooth brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Weeping Serbian Spruce is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Serbian Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Weeping Serbian Spruce will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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