Serbian spruce is a popular ornamental, but non-native, tree. It is an evergreen tree with has short branches that are upward-pointing when young and more droopy as the tree ages. One very distinctive feature of this spruce is its needle shape. Spruce needles are generally square in cross-section, but Serbian spruce needles are flat in cross-section. The needle size is pretty average for a spruce, ½ - 1” long. The bark on Serbian spruce trees is scaly and brown. The tree’s cones are about 1 ½” long, hang downward, and are cinnamon colored when mature.