HIGHLY ATTRACTIVE AND ORNAMENTAL SPRUCE
- Tall, narrow habit and pyramidal shaped tree
- Unique and dark green needles on the top and silvery needles beneath
- Elegant looking purple pine cones
- Very low maintenance and easy to grow
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7
- Mature Height: 50-60' tall
- Mature Width: 20-25' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 20-25' apart
Why plant Serbian Spruce?
Blue Spruce and Norway Spruce get a lot of attention, but if you want a graceful evergreen tree that nobody else on the block has, why not plant a Serbian Spruce? This elegant, underused conifer is known for its picturesque swooping branches and distinctive green and silver two-toned needles. It has a tidy pyramidal habit and will make a first-class addition to your landscape, whether as a single specimen or within a grouping. Birds will appreciate the shelter it provides. And it’s low maintenance—all that will be left for you to do is to decorate it with lights at Christmas-time!
Serbian Spruce was first described in 1875 by Josif Pančić, a Croatian-born doctor and botanist who made many trips to the Serbian mountain where this tree is found in the wild. This area—Tara Mountain—is very small, but contains an astonishing variety of plants and animals. Because of its geography, this region was somewhat protected from the extremes of the last Ice Age, and isolated species were able to survive there, while populations elsewhere were wiped out. “Pančić’s Grasshopper” was one such species, and Serbian Spruce was another.
How to use Serbian Spruce in the landscape?
Native of the Drina River Valley in Serbia, this spruce offers a slightly narrow, upright growth habit that distinguished this exceptional evergreen. Not used nearly enough in the landscape! Deep green needles have a contrasting silvery-white band on the undersides. A great choice for a screen/windbreak or a stately accent.
Hardiness Zone: 4-7
How To Plant Serbian Spruce
Despite being native to only one small, special habitat in the world, Serbian Spruce is an adaptable tree. It grows in a variety of soil types and has even been grown successfully in cities alongside trees that are more traditionally called upon to survive in stressful urban situations, like Pin Oak, Ginkgo, and Red Maple. However, if you do have a sunny site with rich, crumbly soil, this regal-looking tree deserves it! Serbian Spruce never needs pruning and rarely has any pest or disease issues. It is a slow- to medium-grower.
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.
How To Prune
Pruning your Serbian Spruce is not really necessary, any upkeep pruning can be done in the early spring before it starts to grow.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks to be delivered. - Sizes Large (AA) and smaller (Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
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- Phone: 866-873-3888
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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
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At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).