Sunday, July 10, 2011

European spruce #53

European spruce, Picea abies, collected in Austria in the Alps in September of 2005. This is one single tree. The result is quite intersting. The only one that I know of of that kind.
Martin refurbished this tree.




















8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does it matter that it's a single tree when it looks like yet another forest planting?

Walter Pall said...

It matters for me and for whoever wants to really know. Otherwise it's just a game.

DaveKirkland said...

A wonderful tree - personally, I'd turn that pot upside down, plant the tree on this and expose more of the lower trunk/nebari. I'd also edit/bend the foliage to reduce the tree to about half its current height, and bring down the sides to soil level to frame the unique trunk/nebari.
I'd probably kill it!
Can't wait to watch this one develope over the years in your care!

Al Polito said...

@DaveKirkland: I like your idea! Similar to that famous Kimura planting of Japanese White pine.

I have a clump of huckleberries that I'm considering a similar treatment for if I can get the roots happy enough for that kind of culture.

Anonymous said...

Keep cutting it with your hedge scissors and you'll end up with up with yet another spruce bush...... this will one will be a raft style bush!

Walter Pall said...

It's always great to get free advice from anonymous experts. Thank you for your opinion.

Mickaus said...

I think it is an amazing looking tree and the fact that it is all one tree just makes it all the more special. Don't listen to the anonymous naysayers. I would be extremely happy if I were given the chance to view something like this in the bark.

Bonsai Trees said...

Wow, you did a fantastic job on this tree.