Spruce Pinching

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Spruce Pinching

Post  tim stubbs on Fri May 28, 2010 4:25 pm

Does anyone pinch the new growth on spruce(Picea abies )? some people said yes and some said no


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Re: Spruce Pinching

Post  Kev Bailey on Fri May 28, 2010 6:35 pm

When it's at the stage where the pale green new growth is egg shaped, pinch the end and gently pull out about one third to a half. That's what I do with mine.

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Re: Spruce Pinching

Post  tim stubbs on Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:29 pm

Thanks Kev , i've started tonight and will probably finish it tomorrow

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Re: Spruce Pinching

Post  AlainK on Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:20 pm

I think Harry Harrington's article on his experience with spruce is very interesting to read:

Picea/Spruce Bonsai Styling, Pruning and Wiring

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