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Mar 27, 2017 2:37 PM CST
How do I keep my 12" tall blue spruce tree from freezing in the winter after I plant them. I live in Colorado and the ground freezes here.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Mar 27, 2017 3:00 PM CST

I don't think you need to be concerned because they can handle the ground freezing in winter. You may want to make sure they're well watered before the ground freezes though.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Mar 27, 2017 5:34 PM CST
They don't mind the ground freezing - they are native to Colorado. I always make sure to plant as early in the spring as possible and consider planting done by the first of August. That way, the plants have a good start before winter.
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