Gotelli Weeping Serbian Spruce
Picea omorika 'Gotelli Weeping'
Gotelli Weeping Serbian Spruce foliage
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Height: 25 feet
Spread: 15 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
Graceful, pendant branches create a striking green and silver-blue structure, wider at the bottom, sweeping up to a spire; this large handsome cultivar commands attention; loves deep rich well drained soil and full sun
Gotelli Weeping Serbian Spruce has attractive silvery blue-variegated bluish-green foliage 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. The smooth brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Gotelli Weeping Serbian Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree. 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.
Gotelli Weeping Serbian Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Gotelli Weeping Serbian Spruce will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.
This tree 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.