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Post  Michael T on Sat May 15, 2010 3:20 pm

Just picked up a spruce. It needs a little refinement. It has a few nice branches that have foilage pads too far out. If they'll respond to pinching and pruning by back budding it would worth keeing them. If not they should probably come off.

I can't find much on the web about spruces period much less how well they back bud.

Could someone with experience share what I might expect?

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Post  bonsaisr on Sat May 15, 2010 3:29 pm

Which species? They vary considerably. Show a picture.
Go here: http://www.bonsai4me.com/AdvTech/ATPiceaPruningstylingandwiring.htm

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Re: Spruce Question

Post  Michael T on Sat May 15, 2010 4:30 pm

Nidiformis (Birds Nest). Will post a pic later on.

Thanks for the article. I'm familiar with the site, but somehow missed that article.

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Post  bonsaisr on Tue May 18, 2010 2:59 am

Birds nest spruce is Picea abies 'Nidiformis.' That is a cultivar of Norway spruce. You should be able to Google on the species or the cultivar, & get the information you need. I don't recall Norway spruce as being very good at backbudding.
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