Picea glauca 'conica' (white spruce). Step one

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Picea glauca 'conica' (white spruce). Step one

Post  Bonsai Kas on Mon May 14, 2012 9:48 pm

Hey guys.
I found this one in the corner at the local nursery for 50% off. It cost only €5,-. Even though I suspected it couldn't be much for that price I decided to take him home because the top foliage looked very healthy. After having prepped the new pot I pulled it out of it's container and my suspicions proved grounded. Allmost no good roots, obviously had been rotting and slowly dying in it's pot, soil completely collapsed and an ugly graft under the soil line. I hoped it would be good enough to repot, prune and lightly wire in one sitting. After taking it out of it's container I knew repotting and hoping it would survive was my only option.
So I did, gave it a good open soil mix, pruned some weak bottom branches to keep the sap flowing up and put it in a nice sunny corner with cover.

Before.


After.
I hope someday it'll make a nice old rugged formal upright, I left most branches on to give me options if it survives.

What can I do best now?
Will it pull trough and what can I do best to help it?
Some basic advice about spruces would be greatly appreciated too Smile

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Re: Picea glauca 'conica' (white spruce). Step one

Post  sunip on Tue May 15, 2012 12:29 pm

Hello Kas.
Try the search option under Picea Conica.
There are some post there on Picea Conica.
A spruce with rotted roots in early spring is unlike other trees, not deadly but anyway it should make new feeder roots now.
Give it some time.
Sunip Wink

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Post  PeacefulAres on Tue May 15, 2012 8:12 pm

I have to say, I positively love your yard. It's so beautiful.

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Re: Picea glauca 'conica' (white spruce). Step one

Post  Bonsai Kas on Tue May 15, 2012 9:14 pm

Thank you very much.
It sortoff grew this way, my mother, and I after her, spent just the past thirty years leaving the nice plants that popped up and weeding the unwanted ones in between. It hardly takes anywhere near the amount of time I spend on my bonsai Smile

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