Serbian Spruce

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The Serbian Spruce is an ideal pick for those of you who need a tree on the slimmer side. Generally less bushy than the Norway Spruce, and with softer needles, the Serbian Spruce will also retain it’s needles better through the season. They have a dainty appearance and delicate branches, so whilst very pretty might not be ideal for big heavy decorations. They’re pretty new on the UK market, and we have a fairly limited number in the ground, but are planting more every year. Read more.

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Height guide

Companies and growers measure Christmas trees in lots of ways, so on our website we’ve tried to keep it relatively simple: our measurements in feet are a minimum height to the top of the tree. So, if you order a 6ft tree it will be at least 6ft from the base of the trunk to the tippy top – typically, it will be a bit taller. Don’t forget to account for this potential extra height – sometimes up to 1.5ft for taller trees.

The long bit on the top of the tree (where you put your star or fairy) is called the ‘leader’. This can be quite long on some trees and much shorter on others – just natural variance – so growers account for this when measuring by taking a height to halfway up the leader (halfway between the top set of branches and the top of the tree). Just to confuse things a bit further, the industry standard is centimetre ranges. Here’s a handy conversion:

If I order a… Height to halfway up leader:
4ft tree 125-150cm
5ft tree 150-175cm
6ft tree 175-200cm
7ft tree 200-225cm
8ft tree 225-250cm
9ft tree 250-300cm


With natural products it’s not a perfect science, so these ranges act as a guide and your tree may be a little outside of the ranges in either direction.


If you’re putting your tree in any sort of stand, that will add some height to the tree, so don’t forget to factor it in to the overall measurement! If you need a stand, we sell them here.

Tree width

Bear in mind that the taller your tree, the wider it will be at the base. Nordman Firs and Norway Spruces in particular get quite big and bushy as they get taller, so make sure you’ve got space!

Fresh pine scent
Super slim profile
Symmetrical shape
Comments From Happy Buyers

8 reviews for Serbian Spruce

  1. Allan Hunter

    Over the years we’ve had many real trees of various types. The Serbian Spruce we had a few years ago from you guys was the best we ever had. It had delicate little cones and a green/blue foliage. Our kids ask every year if we’re getting another of them. Not always the easiest to get hold of, but worth it if you can.

  2. David Noble (verified owner)

    Just received this tree and it is fantastic. Perfect size for the space I have for it. And it smells amazing. The whole process of ordering and receiving this tree was faultless. Thank you

  3. Ingris (verified owner)

    The best tree we’ve ever had! Thank you so much

  4. David Noble (verified owner)

    I am so impressed with this tree. The shape is perfect and it is ideal for a corner where another type would have been too wide at the base. It also lasted a good month with very little needle drop.

  5. Maria (verified owner)

    I ordered this tree last year. It was my first experience with this particular variety of tree, as well as my first time ordering a tree online. I was quite nervous, but the the team were happy to answer my questions and offer advice. I was looking for a slim but full looking tree. I ordered a six footer and was quite happy in terms of fullness and shape. Also, the tree was delivered on the specified date with no issues.
    I have deducted one star because the needles were quite sharp. If that doesn’t really bother you, then this is a good, slightly cheaper alternative to the Fraser fir ( my tree of choice usually).
    I have ordered my tree for this year and have gone for the Sussex fir this time. Looking forward to seeing what that one is like!
    That’s the other great thing about Send me a Christmas Tree, they have quite a few varieties of trees. Something you don’t usually find in your local, pop-up Xmas tree market. I also like the fact that they cut the trees as close as possible to the shipping date so that they arrive as fresh as possible. Overall, was very happy with their service last year, and I’m hoping it will be the same this year.

  6. Phil Bishop (verified owner)

    Perfect for us, thank you for offering this variety

    I have ordered a Serbian Spruce from you in 2017, 2018 and 2019. All three arrived on the allotted day, in fabulous condition, the top protected by a cane, great slim shape, fresh and beautifully scented. The last two lasted brilliantly from early December through to the New Year with very little needle drop (we use a stand containing water) and I have no doubt this one will too.
    The only thing that has ever been an issue was entirely my fault! I ordered too big last year egged on by my young son who wanted a “massive tree”. I could barely lift it and overlooked the extra height you allow for in the leader. Even after sawing off a decent length of trunk, the tip still scraped the ceiling. It was a good excuse to buy more decorations though

  7. Ana M Estruch

    Newbie to online Xmas trees. Tree arrived on agreed delivery date. Choosing & ordering was simple; information & advice invaluable. Choice was based on size, colour, compact shape, & fragrance. Ordered a 6ft tree. It arrived well packed in plastic netting & wrapped tightly. Very easy to handle & place/clamp in stand. Removing packaging was super easy. Eased branches down & left 24 hrs before decorating. Absolutely beautiful. Full, yet compact. Symmetrical, no bald spots & long branches trimmed back; needed no touching up. The top spire is tall & substantial, easy to attach star. Was secured with wooden stake to prevent damage during transport. So, so happy. Thank you

  8. Chloe

    The shape is so perfect, it looks like a cartoon Christmas tree! It’s lasted really well with not a huge amount of droppage. It’s the fir-st time I’ve had a Serbian spruce but I’ll be ordering the same next year, I much prefer its more slender shape to the Fraser and Nordman firs. Thank you very much!

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{I thought last years were the best but the shape of these this year are so lovely. They’re so fresh even after a log fire in the drawing room every day - hardly any dropped needles and they both still smell of lovely freshness.
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Tree Guide: Serbian Spruce

Although the Serbian Spruce (Picea Omorika) is often used as an ornamental tree, you won’t find it on too many Christmas tree farms in the UK as it’s a fairly specialist variety. It’s a close relative of the Norway Spruce, but less bushy and with a bit more of a blue tinge to its colouring. It’s native, rather unsurprisingly, to western Serbia as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina.


A slow-growing tree, the Serbian Spruce will generally grow to around 20m tall. The needles are flat, relatively short and a bit spiky – though not as sharp as the Norway Spruce. The trees have something of a two-tone appearance, with a darker green on the top of the needles and more of a silvery-blue-green below, making for a rather attractive look.

Christmas Tree Credentials

Serbian Spruces are a great bet for small spaces, as they have a very narrow profile (the slimmest of all of our Christmas trees). This slimness continues – and is to some extent exaggerated – as the tree gets taller, so it should be noted that tall Serbian Spruces won’t form much of a triangular shape. The colouration of the needles, and the even shape of the trees makes them very pretty little trees. One thing to note, though, is that the branches are not very strong at all – so this tree is to be avoided if you have lots of decorations on the heavier side.

Farmer Tom Says:

"The Serbian Spruces are beautiful little trees, dainty and slim but perfectly formed!"
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