Picea omorika #1 at Cathays Cemetery

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Picea omorika
early March 2021

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Picea omorika
early December 2020

Grid reference ST 18082 78551
Common name Serbian spruce
Origin Serbia
Deciduous No
Map section T
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 12M December 2020
Girth not accessible
Reference 619

This tree is the southern-most of a group of three Picea omorika towards the south end of the Cemetery, roughly midway between Fairoak and Allensbank Roads, and approximately 170 metres from the chapels.

Picea omorika foliage

Picea omorika foliage
early December 2020

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Picea omorika foliage from above
early December 2020

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Picea omorika foliage
early January 2021

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Picea omorika new growth
mid May 2021

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Picea omorika new shoots
mid May 2021

General tree description

Picea omorika is a large tree, 30 metres or more tall. It has a very narrow shape, and short, drooping branches whose tips curl upwards. Its bark is red-brown with large round scales. The leaves (needles) are dark green above and blue-green beneath, 1 to 2cm long, broad and flattened. The cones are ovoid-conical, 4 to 6cm long and bluish-black when young.