Dwarf Serbian Spruce (Picea omorika ‘Nana’)

Dwarf Serbian Spruce

  • Compact Evergreen for Small Space Gardens
  • Has Received Expert Care for Many Years
  • Very Rarely Needs Pruning
  • Extraordinary Two-Toned Look
  • Short Needles are Soft Green on Top, Silvery-Blue Underneath
  • Shines in the Sunlight
  • Add Structure Without Overwhelming Your Space
  • Tightly Held Branch Structure Has a Formal Look
  • Sophisticated Shrub
  • Grow in Container for Years
  • Mounded When Young, Becomes Pyramidal With Age
  • Hardy and Durable
  • Very Easy Care
  • Urban Tolerant
  • Deer Seem to Leave Them Alone

Add a memorable dash of durable elegance with Dwarf Serbian Spruce (Picea omorika ‘Nana’). Nature Hills growers have poured their heart and soul into caring for them for many years.

You’ll be thrilled with the extremely high-quality of these charming, refined shrubs. Rounded mounds when young, they’ll grow into a broadly pyramidal form.

Rely on these dazzling evergreen shrubs to easily play an important role in your landscape design.

Place them in high-profile spots, where they’ll have room to develop into a spectacular, two-toned accent.

Dwarf Serbian Spruce is well-known for their remarkable bi-colored needles, held on generally upright branches. The tops of the short needles are mid-toned green, but flash glimpses of a jazzy, silvery-blue underneath.

These valuable, versatile evergreens make a big statement in your plantings. They capture attention, but never look garish or overdone.

Dwarf Serbian Spruce works beautifully to complement a manicured, formal yard. They give year-round structure and texture that suits a modern space, as well.

Cherish their compact charm, but plan for them to reach their full potential with good space planning. You wouldn’t put a designer Chanel dress on a wire hanger; or store a Stradivarius violin in a duffel bag, after all.

Like a fine wine, Dwarf Serbian Spruce gets better with age. Savor the experience of owning these very special shrubs that will easily elevate the look of your space.

How to Use Dwarf Serbian Spruce in the Landscape

A single plant can be used as a commanding specimen at a point of transition in your design. Place one at the start of a path, or bend in the border.

Use at the corner of your home to anchor the foundation planting. Enlarge the mulched bed to include it, as well.

Partner Dwarf Serbian Spruce with nearly any perennial or smaller flowering shrub. They’ll add dynamic color and a dependable, tightly held form that looks great all year-long.

Try several of them in an informal grouping for an island bed in your lawn. Surround an airy Japanese Maple with a backdrop of these muscular shrubs.

Place them in enormous outdoor containers with seasonal Fillers and Spillers. Containerized shrubs become “plant pets” with low needs, but high style.

You’ll achieve a sophisticated look that you’ll never grow tired of. Just be prepared for questions from visitors who’ll be impressed with their substantial charm.

Tips for Care

Dwarf Serbian Spruce needs a planting site with well-drained soil, and at least four hours of direct sunlight a day. In these conditions, they’ll give you few concerns.

Mulch around the plant to create a protected space. Underplant with Vinca, Sedum or other groundcovers at planting time.

Apply a medium amount of water on a regular basis for best results. This is especially important for plants in containers and during extended drought.

Always give evergreens a long drink in fall as you head into winter. Their needles appreciate hydration for the long winter to ward off wind damage.

Pruning is usually not necessary. However, if any corrections are needed, take care of them in early spring before it starts to grow.

Dwarf Serbian Spruce (Picea omorika ‘Nana’) Details

Common name Dwarf Serbian Spruce
Botanical name Picea omorika 'Nana'
Plant type Evergreen
Hardiness zone 4-7
Growth rate Slow
Height 5 - 6 ft.
Width 5 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly No
Pruning time Early Spring