Miniture Alberta Spruce - Knowledgebase Question

Castle Rock, Co
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Question by dandshahn
July 1, 2010
I purchased two miniture albera spruce at Home Depot this spring. One has already died and the other one is dying. What do you do to keep them alive?

Answer from NGA
July 1, 2010
Without further diagnosis its hard to determine why and what the problem is. Could be numerous reasons: Perhaps the trees were over-watered, under-watered, planted too deeply, planted too high, perhaps there are poor soil conditions, over-saturated soil conditions, clay soils, dense soils? Perhaps the trees have a spider mite problem?

But to keep alive, you should plant an alberta spruce in a good organic soil / well drained soil and water every 3 to 4 days. Don't water every day as they cant live in saturated soil conditions. And check the soil frequently to make sure that is well drained.

hope this helps and good luck.

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