Norway spruce refers to pine plants. This is a large, well-developed tree, which can be up to thirty to fifty meters high. Crown neat pyramidal shape.
The roots of spruce are powerful, but the root system is superficial.
Spruce conifers and, accordingly, its leaves are presented in the form of long single needles - needles of a rich dark green color.
Fruits are presented in the form of cones, which are up to ten to fifteen centimeters in length. The shape of the fruit is cylindrical, oblong. The tips are well pointed with a downward slope. Young fruits have a green color, and over the years change it to brown. Interestingly, the formation of the fruits of spruce occurs in the thirtieth year of life. Cones appear in the spring, and in the late autumn period they ripen and release seeds, which, scattering on the ground, give birth to new young shoots.
Norway spruce is widespread in the European part of Russia. It is also a very famous plant in Ukraine and Belarus.
Application of common spruce
The common spruce is actively involved in all kinds of single and complex, group plantings on the territory of gardens and on land plots in front of houses. The plant is well combined with deciduous species of trees and can make with them a pretty good ensemble.
If you choose an ordinary spruce tree for planting your hedge, you will get a high, powerful, noble-looking living wall that will be able to decorate any section with its look. In such a planting, a combination of common spruce (the first and highest row of hedges) and coniferous shrub plants planted in the second row relative to the planting of spruces, in a checkerboard pattern, would look good.
You can play on the color difference of the needles, alternating plants by color trait. This option will also look good.
In general, it will not be superfluous to notice that the common spruce feels best of all and combines perfectly with spihtes, pines, ash trees, birch trees and maples.
Planting Common Spruce
Common spruce very tolerates frosts. Will normally treat the shaded sites in your territory, but it is especially exacting to moisture that contains not only in the soil, but also in air.
Planting can be made as purchased trees, and seeds.
Saplings that you bought at the store and planted on your land plot will grow in three to four years. And in the fourth - fifth year of its life, the spruce grows as fast as larch, for example.
Germination of spruce seeds usually does not cause discontent, as it is very high.
Dig planting pits up to fifty centimeters deep for young trees. Provide future planting drainage from broken brick or pebbles, fertilize and plant your plant in the ground.
Norway spruce loves moisture. This is a truly moisture-loving plant. So you have to water it often. Only water, not pour. One young plant will require four to five buckets of water. Watering produce once a half - two weeks.
It is best to focus on the state of the soil.
You will also be very grateful for fertilizing spruce. It belongs to those plants that need rich in nutrients soil.
See also: All the larch grace