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Existing Bonsai A To Z Entry for Picea Species


Picea Species

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))
Picea Species - Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) Bonsai Care

Often termed Common Spruce or Norway Spruce. Has orange/brown bark when young which turns to purple/grey when mature. Foliage is dark green, flattened, needle-like. Often grown in dwarf form (Little Gem/Maxwellii).

STYLE : Suited to all styles except broom.

WARNING : Dense foliage makes spruce particularly prone to red spider mite and spruce aphid attack.

Care Info

REPOT : Every 2 years in spring, before bud-break. Less frequently, as required, for older, larger trees.

SOIL : Free draining soil : 30:70 grit:organic.

PRUNE : Prune branches in autumn when they will bleed less resin.

PINCH : Prune new shoots hard in spring but leave second flush untrimmed.

WATER : Water well in growing season, sparingly in winter. Do not let soil dry out. Tree also benefits from misting in summer.

FEED : Balanced feed bi-weekly until late summer, then nitrogen free in autumn.

WARNING : Dense foliage makes spruce particularly prone to red spider mite and spruce aphid attack. Picture courtesy of Green Dragon Bonsai.


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