Sunday, July 10, 2011

European spruce #50

European spruce, Picea abies, collected in Italy in 1996. Martin refurbished this one recently. last image as of September 2006.
This spruce is for sale or trade.




11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pity about the "nebari".

strikewolf said...

Why, cant you see the invisible partly mosscovered rock under it?

strikewolf said...

Why, can you not see the invisible, pratly mosscovered rock its resting on?

Don said...

Who is the half globe post by?

Walter Pall said...

William Vlaanderen from the Netherlands.

Anonymous said...

No, strikewolf, I can't. And even if I could, I would still consider those aerial roots on the left rather unsightly (mildly put).

No wonder the tree is for sale or trade.

DaveKirkland said...

Walter, please could you describe how you prune your spruces?

Walter Pall said...

I cut them like a hedge with long sharp scissors.

DaveKirkland said...

Walter, they do not look like hedges!
To be more specific: For safety and for rapid development - do you trim spruces only once a year in summer, and only new growth? or are they not too sensitive once established under your feeding regime?

Walter Pall said...

The trick is to use a hedge shear and let the result look natural. I trim them mainly once a year. Now.
But often not only new growth. I also edit old growth.
I do this with all spruce - about 100 of them in my garden - the largest collection of spruce that I know of.

Mickaus said...

I'm not a huge fan of those roots either...

but without them the rest of the tree would need some redesigning as it would look hugely out of balance.

Just my 2 cents