The Serbian Spruce is a medium-size evergreen growing 82 – 98 feet (25 – 30 meters) with a trunk diameter of up to 3 feet (1 meter), native to western Serbia and eastern Bosnia. The needles are small, growing to 0.4 – 0.8 inches (1 – 2 centimeters) long, with a dark blue-green upper side and blue-white under side. Within a mature tree, the dark purple cones will mature to a dark brown cone and will grow to be 1.6 – 2.8 inches (4 – 7 centimeters) long with stiff scales.
Due to its ability to grow within a wide range of soils, including alkaline, clay, acid and sandy soils, it has become an important evergreen to the horticulture industry as an ornamental tree. They remain as a small contributor to the Christmas Tree and Paper Manufacturing Industries.
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