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Shadow's Broom Dwarf Serbian Spruce*

Picea omorika 'Shadow's Broom'

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Shadow's Broom Dwarf Serbian Spruce (Picea omorika 'Shadow's Broom') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Shadow's Broom Dwarf Serbian Spruce

Shadow's Broom Dwarf Serbian Spruce

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Description:

A small, dense mounded shrub, very unlike the species; forms a neat compact and upright evergreen ball, needles are deep green and glossy; quite adaptable, excellent choice for form and texture in the garden composition, justifiably popular

Ornamental Features

Shadow's Broom Dwarf Serbian Spruce has attractive dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The glossy needles are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Shadow's Broom Dwarf Serbian Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. 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.

Shadow's Broom Dwarf Serbian Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Shadow's Broom Dwarf Serbian Spruce will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. 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 quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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