Colorado Blue Spruce "no Pines" - Knowledgebase Question

Brodnax, VA
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Question by carltondcw
May 27, 2002
I planted three colorado blue spruces approximately 1 year ago. They are growing up/in hight but they have not produced any pines, no greenery. What can I do.

Answer from NGA
May 27, 2002
The new growth on these plants begins as what is called a candle, which looks plain and bare. It elongates and then expands so you can see needles and eventually looks "normal". So I think what you are seeing is the normal beginning of this year's new growth. In a few weeks it should look more like what you are expecting to see.

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