General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 4 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Other: female cones with papery or thin woody scales
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Other: soft male cones
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Seeds are inside cones
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

Common names
  • Serbian Spruce
  • Spruce
  • Dwarf Serbian Spruce

Photo Gallery
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-02-04
mature dwarf tree

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Date: 2012-05-29
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2021-09-14

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Date: 2012-05-29
Location: Michigan State University Hidden Lake Garden, Tipton, MI
Date: 2012-03-11
Location: Michigan State University Hidden Lake Garden, Tipton, MI
Date: 2012-03-11
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 7, 2019 10:32 AM concerning plant:
    This cultivar began as a witch's broom growth on a Serbian Spruce tree discovered by Goudkade Brothers Nursery in the Netherlands about 1930. It begins as a dense somewhat globose form and then becomes a dense pyramidal dwarf tree in time. It is slow growing of about 3 to 6 inches a year. My biggest customer in her back yard in West Chester, PA, has one and I finally took a photo of it. It has not changed much in the approximately 10 years that I have worked there. Otherwise, I have never seen it elsewhere.

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