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Picea omorika

Posted by plantmarker z7 NC (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 5, 11 at 16:36

Hello -

I wanted to find out a little bit about the suitability for growing Picea omorika in the Southeastern U.S. - USDA Zone 7A. I live in west central North Carolina. I have a concern, whether justified or not, as to if the high heat/humidity of our Summers will adversely affect this species and its cultivars.

Can anyone shed light on this, especially those who live in this area? If it can be grown successfully, does it require any special site placement - filtered sun, protection from afternoon sun, etc.?

Thanks so much!


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RE: Picea omorika

I live in the heat belt of Oklahoma.....same zone as you with probably more 100+ degree days than your area. I have had very good luck with omorika....especially 'Nana', 'Pendula', & 'Pendula Bruns'. I've had all three of those in full sun with no burning. My 'Pimoko' and 'Papoose' needed some afternoon shade though.


RE: Picea omorika

You can always check here, too. Looks like it's been a while since they've done a full inventory.

Here is a link that might be useful: NCSU plantings

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