Picea omorika 'Bruns'

Bruns Serbian Spruce

Plant Features:


Category: Evergreen

  • Slow to moderate grower at 6-10" per year.
  • Cones are a dark purple.
  • Found at Bruns Nursery in Germany.

Height: 15-20 ft


Spread: 3-4 ft


Hardiness Zone: 4


Attributes:

  • Evergreen

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Exposure:

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage Color:

  • Blue/green

Habit:

  • Pyramidal
  • Upright

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained

Comments:

Selected by the American Conifer Society as the 2007 conifer of the year.  Grows very narrow, 15 feet in the first 10 years; ultimately 30 feet with age.  Perfect specimen for small sites, Asian theme gardens; or a very unique hedge.  Intolerant of urban pollution.  Avoid street side plantings.

Mature Bruns in the landscape.

Mature Bruns in the landscape.

Sarah with a #10 pot Bruns Spruce at OPN.

Sarah with a #10 pot Bruns Spruce at OPN.

Close up look at the needles.

Close up look at the needles.