Question - How fast does a dwarf blue spruce grow?

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The growth rate of Picea pungens'Globosa' is quite slow, averaging only 1 to 6 inches per year (3 to 6 feet in 10 years) classifying this conifer as a dwarf. Maintenance of dwarf blue spruce is minimal. Colorado blue spruce, also called blue spruce (Picea pungens) grows at a slow to medium rate of less than 12 inches per year and up to 24 inches per year when young. It can take 35 to 50 years for a Colorado blue spruce to grow 30 to 50 feet. 'Glauca Globosa' is a dwarf, globe-shaped, blue-needled, evergreen shrub with a flattened top that will slowly grow over time to 3-5' tall and to 4-6' wide. It is typically sold as a grafted plant. Sester Blue Dwarf Colorado Spruce A perfectly shaped small blue spruce for small areas. Tolerates full sun and requires no pruning to keep its shape. This spruce grows much slower than Colorado Spruce. Maximum Elevation: 9, 000 ft. 25-30 years

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Overfertilizing to create faster growth oftem makes a tree sacrifice defenses, making it more susceptible to diseases and insects. A layer of organic mulch or better yet compost, under these trees will help them establish well. Also be sure they are receiving sufficent water.

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Well, the short answer is no, the needles will not grow back. Long answer is, as long as the growing tips of the branches are not damaged, the tree will most likely produce new buds next year as long as the tree has been properly cared for (good water, maybe a bit of fertilizer this past spring, etc. ).

How to Make Evergreens Grow Faster Remove the sod that surrounds the evergreen with a shovel. Your goal is to eliminate any grass that would compete with the tree for water. Sprinkle a fertilizer around the base of the tree. Water the fertilizer in with a hose. Apply mulch around the tree, completely filling the area where you removed the sod.

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To encourage healthy growth, water newly planted blue spruce trees at least once a week during the first year after planting until the ground freezes for the winter. During the hot summer months it may be necessary to water more frequently to keep the ground moist.

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You'll want to sprinkle 10-10-10 slow-release granulated fertilizer over the soil in the root zone. Then water with about two inches of water to prevent fertilizer burn and incorporate the fertilizer into the water.

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Caring for Colorado Spruce Water it regularly to keep the soil moist through the first season and only during dry spells thereafter. The tree benefits from a 2-inch layer of organic mulch that extends just beyond the tips of the branches. Pull the mulch back a few inches from the base of the tree to prevent rot.

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Dwarf Blue Spruce pungens "Glauca Globosa"), which grows no more than 2 to 3 inches per year, eventually reaching a height of 2 or 3 feet.

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Colorado Blue Spruce - Installed Height in feet Price each Minimum order 6 - 7 $179. 95 each 10 trees 7 - 8 $199. 95 each 10 trees 8 - 9 $249. 95 each 10 trees

According to the U. S. Forest Service, blue spruce trees develop shallow roots after seed germinate, perhaps only 2 to 3 inches deep. This reveals that this tree species grows with a spreading, shallow root system.

Globe blue spruce (Picea pungens "Glauca Globosa") is an attractive dwarf conifer perfect for full sun locations that do not have much space. Picea pungens has a dense growth habit and generally does not require pruning, but it can be trimmed to control the size and shape. Severe pruning is not recommended.

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Dwarf Alberta spruces will grow in full sun to partial shade. Plant it in well-drained, consistently moist soil. If planted in a container, water when the top 3 inches of soil is dry. Once the plant is growing outside, one problem you may run into with this plant is spider mites.

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Like most Colorado spruce varieties, 'Fat Albert' grows relatively slowly. In good growing conditions, it will add 6 to 10 inches in height per year, and it takes 10 years or more to reach its full mature height. Its growth rate, however, depends largely on climate and cultural conditions.

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