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Kamenz Serbian Spruce

Picea omorika 'Kamenz'

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Kamenz Serbian Spruce (Picea omorika 'Kamenz') at River Street Flowerland

Kamenz Serbian Spruce

Kamenz Serbian Spruce

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Kamenz Serbian Spruce (Picea omorika 'Kamenz') at River Street Flowerland

Kamenz Serbian Spruce foliage

Kamenz Serbian Spruce foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Brand:  Iseli

Description:

A wonderful spreading variety that is very slow growing with attractive silver-green foliage and a dense mounding habit; excellent to include in the garden in masses or as a border accent

Ornamental Features

Kamenz Serbian Spruce has attractive bluish-green foliage with silver undersides which emerges light green in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Kamenz Serbian Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

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.

Kamenz Serbian Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Kamenz Serbian Spruce will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. 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. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features