Monday, August 23, 2010

spruce #52

This is a very old European spruce, Picea abies. It was collected many years ago and went through several hands. I receive it two years ago. Last week my assistant Walter placed it on this natural stone from Germany.

4 comments:

glyn said...

what is your pruning regime for buckbudding picea?

Walter Pall said...

Glyn,
in May, when the new shoots elongate they are pinched to equal size on a healthy tree. That's it.
WP

glyn said...

thanks Walter! i live in Greece and it is really difficult to keep my piceas healthy because of the summer heat, any tip for this? And something else please, what is your recomendation for substance for my climate?

Walter Pall said...

Picea in Greece will always be a problem. they should best be avoided. In summer in a shady place where they get sum in the early morning and evening. Spraying the foliage sevral times with water on hot days can help.

Substrate like everywhere. Modern well draining substrate. Pumice for example with 15 % rough peat or coconut fibres.

WP