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Cones already?

Posted by greatplainsturf 6/7 OK (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 25, 12 at 19:46

If this is a rookie question I appoligize. I was out looking at my bakeri blue spruce today and saw a purple growth. My first thought is that these are cones. This tree is only 6' tall and is in its second spring after I purchased it last march. This tree was definitely under major stress in last summers super heat. Is this normal. I thought it took 15 years for cones on pungens.

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RE: Cones already?

Yep; probably pollen cones.

15 years from seed, but with grafted plants, much faster, as the graft is physiologically mature wood.


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