The Serbian Spruce tree is native to Southeastern Europe, specifically areas of eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina and western Serbia. It is a medium-sized evergreen with a spire-like shape which will generally grow 40 to 60 feet in height and 20 feet in width. It grows at a moderate rate of a foot or two per year.
A unique feature of the Serbian Spruce is its flat needles which are dark bluish-green on top and silver on the underside. This tree retains its needles throughout the year.
When cones emerge, they are egg-shaped and hang down from the branches. They measure two to three inches long and are dark purple when young, turning reddish-brown when reaching maturity.
The Serbian Spruce thrives in well-drained, moist, acidic soil. It should be planted in an area of full sunlight to partial shade. Hardiness Zone: 4 to 7.