Thursday, September 17, 2009

Picea omorika 'Berliner's Weeper'

For many gardens, color only exists for a few seasons each year. Not for those gardens with a Picea omorika ‘Berliner’s Weeper’.

Glossy green needles on one side and a powder blue color on the underside, ‘Berliner’s Weeper’ will give 365 days of color long after the last petals have fallen from perennial and annual flowers.

The densely pendulous branches on this Picea omorika, Serbian spruce, create layers of texture not often seen. Once established, ‘Berliner’s Weeper’ can grow over 6 inches per year, but its narrow weeping habit make it easy to find a perfect spot for it in most suburban landscapes. And as the tree matures, it gets more beautiful each year with another layer of texture and color added.

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