Spruce tree new growth

Asked April 14, 2020, 11:33 PM EDT

I received a small spruce tree last year for Christmas and am growing it inside. It is doing great and has lots of new growth, I am wondering if it will have growth again this year. I plan to keep it on my balcony. Any suggestions for keeping it growing?

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Thank you for writing.
This is a good resource for you. https://www.gardenguides.com/96218-care-spruce-trees-pots.html
These plants do get rootbound and should be removed from the container every two years or so to see if the roots are tightly packed and going in circles. If that happens, they should be unwound, perhaps a fourth of the roots can be cut off and the plant repotted and well watered. Watch a demonstration on youtube if you get to that point to see how to do this.
I hope this helps.