dwarf alberta spruce

  1. M

    mwh’s 2023-2026 little Christmas tree entry

    A little late to the game, but I managed to find a few flats of Dwarf Alberta Spruce with Christmas tags hidden in the back of the local nursery. Nothing at Home Depot etc. These were clearly leftovers from Christmas. I picked up three. The trunks are nothing to write home about, but they were...
  2. pandacular

    panda’s 23-26 little Christmas tree entry

    Picea glauca ‘Conica’ - dwarf Alberta spruce We had already decided to get a living tree that would be maintained along with my other trees before this contest, but I may as well make an entry for this one. I think it will be an interesting tree to design, as my idea of a Christmas tree is...
  3. PowerTap

    $10 Dwarf Alberta Spruce

    I bought this tree for $10 two days after Christmas two years ago. I chopped it way to hard and have been on the fence about it as a twin trunk / formal upright. It has a decent bace and some taper, but has some big gaps that I don't think will ever will in. Last night while looking at the...
  4. S

    Accidentally topped by Alberta Spruce (Overpruned)

    Hi Everyone, No, I'm not an expert, and yes, I only watched the first 1/3 of a Heron's Bonsai video on pruning/wiring my first spruce before giving it a shot. Obligatory "I butchered it" and "I know it looks horrible" - please help me! I accidentally topped the tree before reading that this...
  5. BonjourBonsai

    Half ball - is that a thing?

    I know half bare root is a thing. And I know a root ball is a thing. I also know that Mugos and other conifers can have their root balls sawn in half. So I'm thinking that "half ball" should be a thing. Example: "I took the advice of bonsai veterans and half balled a mugo after father's day...
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