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dwarf alberta spruce

Posted by Goober_Pyle PA ( on
Mon, Jul 15, 02 at 12:08

I want to cut off the bottom to make it look more like a tree where it would show a bottom trunk. Will this work for a dwarf alberta spruce? If yes, when would be the best season to do it?


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RE: dwarf alberta spruce

Dwarf form spruce are often used as Bonsai material. That says that the plant is ideally suitable for training and creating a well balanced design. It is recommended that spring through summer is the best time for general pruning. I personally would do branch pruning only one branch at a time and would do it only during late autumn and winter. I use sharp, clean shears or hand pruners.

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