Picea omorika #2 at Cathays Cemetery

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Picea omorika
late September 2020

Grid reference ST 18359 78828
Common name Serbian spruce
Origin Serbia
Deciduous No
Map section L
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 11M October 2020
Girth Inaccessible
Reference 607

This tree is north east of chapels near railway line.

The needles are typically between 17mm and 20mm long and about 1.8mm wide. The length of the cones typically vary between 63mm and 75mm and have a diameter of between 20mm to 22mm.

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Picea omorika foliage
late September 2020

Picea omorika foliage2

Picea omorika foliage
late September 2020

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Picea omorika foliage
late September 2020

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Picea omorika new shoots
mid May 2021

Picea omorika shoots1

Picea omorika new shoots
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.