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Picea abies 30-40cm

Picea abies 30-40cm

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Product Description

Picea abies, commonly known as the Norway spruce, is an iconic evergreen conifer renowned for its elegant pyramid shape and dense foliage. Native to Northern and Central Europe, it is one of the most widely cultivated spruce species worldwide. The needles are dark green, sharp, and densely arranged on the branches, creating a lush appearance. During the spring, it produces small, cylindrical cones that add ornamental value to the tree. With its adaptability to various soil types and climates, the Norway spruce is a popular choice for ornamental landscapes, windbreaks, and Christmas tree plantations.

Cultivation:

  1. Location: Plant Norway spruce in a location with full sun exposure for optimal growth. Ensure adequate spacing between trees to accommodate their mature size.

  2. Soil: They thrive in moist, well-drained soil that is slightly acidic to neutral in pH. Sandy loam or loamy soils are ideal, but Norway spruce can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions.

  3. Watering: Provide regular watering, especially during dry periods, to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Mulching around the base of the tree helps retain soil moisture.

  4. Fertilization: Fertilize young Norway spruce trees annually in early spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to promote healthy growth. Mature trees generally do not require fertilization unless growth is stunted or foliage appears pale.

  5. Pruning: Minimal pruning is necessary for Norway spruce. Remove any dead, diseased, or damaged branches as needed to maintain the tree's shape and health.

  6. Protection: Protect young trees from browsing animals such as deer, as they may feed on the tender foliage. Wrapping the lower trunk with tree guards can also prevent damage from rodents during winter months.

  7. Winter Care: Norway spruce is hardy in USDA zones 3-7 and generally requires minimal winter protection. However, young trees may benefit from a layer of mulch around the base to insulate roots from freezing temperatures.

  8. Pests and Diseases: Monitor for common pests like aphids, spider mites, and spruce budworms, and treat as necessary with appropriate insecticides. Watch for signs of needle cast, root rot, and other fungal diseases, and promptly address any issues with proper pruning and fungicidal treatments.

By following these cultivation tips, you can enjoy the beauty and resilience of Picea abies in your landscape for years to come.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated product description. 

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 30-40cm

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