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Tree Caring and Planting Information

Spruce Trees (Picea)

Blue Spruce

Norway Spruce

Serbian Spruce

"Picea Pungens Glauca"

"Picea Abies"

"Picea Omorika"

All of our bare-root trees are shipped to you via the United States Priority Mail.  The roots of all the trees will be wrapped in damp shredded paper to insure freshness.  The trees are then placed in a plastic tube within a cardboard strong box for shipping.  The tops of some trees have been intentionally cut back to encourage branching and to help the tree survive the transplant. All bare-root trees will need planted as quickly as possible. Even if it is still cold outside, plant your tree shortly after it arrives and water thoroughly and frequently. Dig a hole approximately twice the size of the tree's root. Fill the bottom half of the hole with topsoil and plant the tree in the top half with the base of the tree at the soil line or just below.  Fill in the rest of the hole with topsoil and slightly tamp the soil around the tree.  Mulch your tree with 2" of shredded hardwood bark to insulate the roots and prevent water from evaporating around the tree. Your newly transplanted tree will need a lot of care the first year. It is not uncommon for a newly planted tree to die back a little or even loose its first set of leaves the first year. Do not fertilize your tree the first year, but do give it plenty of water. Once your tree is established (after the first year), it will require little care.

Tall, stiff-needled, pyramidal tree, A Serbian Spruce tree will grow in almost any soil and can reach a mature height of 50'. Originating in Yugoslavia, this evergreen tree has adapted very well to the United States. Its two-toned needles and weeping branches form a narrow pyramidal crown. Planted close together, their dense foliage makes an excellent windbreak. Spruce cones form in summer. This tree requires very little maintenance and performs best in partial to full sun in alkaline or acidic soil. It is best to prune this evergreen tree in early summer after it is done growing. Hardy between zones 4-8.

 

Tall, stiff-needled, pyramidal tree, a Blue Spruce tree will grow in almost any soil and can reach a mature height of 50'. Stiff horizontal branches that reach to the ground create its narrow to broad pyramidal form. Mature needlelike leaves are gray-green to blue-green, while young growth is silvery blue-gray. Planted close together, their dense foliage makes an excellent windbreak or screen. A Blue Spruce is the most common and one of the most hardy of all spruces. A Blue Spruce makes an excellent Christmas tree. Spruce cones form in summer. This tree requires very little maintenance and performs best in partial to full sun in alkaline or acidic soil. It is best to prune this evergreen tree in early summer after it is done growing. Water frequently the first year. Hardy between zones 2-8.

 

Tall, stiff-needled, fast growing pyramidal tree, a Norway Spruce tree will grow in almost any soil and can reach a mature height of 50' - 70'. This evergreen has deep green thin needles on slightly weeping branches. A Norway Spruce will thrive in cold or hot climates and is very drought tolerant. Planted close together, their dense foliage makes an excellent windbreak or screen. A Norway Spruce makes an excellent Christmas tree when young. Spruce cones form in summer. This tree requires very little maintenance and performs best in partial to full sun in alkaline or acidic soil. It is best to prune this evergreen tree in early summer after it is done growing. Water frequently the first year. Hardy between zones 3-8.

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