GlobeSpruce-Standard -pruning

Asked May 13, 2017, 10:46 AM EDT

Single stem globed oriental spruce. looking for pruning recommendations

Mecklenburg County North Carolina

1 Response

Spruce can be pruned, but if your intention is to thwart it's natural propensity to be much larger you will end up with a plant that has a dead interior and a thin green shell of living leaves (needles).

Pruning should occur in late winter - early spring.

Here is some good information about pruning spruce:

https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/HO/HO-4-W.pdf
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/mg/gardennotes/617.pdf

I hope this answers your questions. Please get back to us if you have further questions.