Picea omorika - Serbian Spruce
Picea omorika - Serbian spruce as the name suggests originates from Serbia and is a large evergreen conifer with an alpine appearance.
It is similar to Norway Spruce although it has shorter branches with a downward curve and the crown is much more narrow and pointed.
Evergreen with sharp, pointed needles that have a rich sweet smell. The juvenile cones are purple tinged before ripening to a brown colour.
A very attractive species with a slender columnar habit that is ideal for parkland planting.