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Weeping cultivar of pseudotsuga menziesii in my opinion
Is is grafted?
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Weeping cultivar of pseudotsuga menziesii in my opinion
Is is grafted?
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Honestly I'm not sure. I just found it a safe spot and made sure it got some water. The drainage holes many of them were clogged with soft clay so that kind of stuff is becoming priority...would there be a clear spot to look for where a graft generally is made?
 
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Honestly I'm not sure. I just found it a safe spot and made sure it got some water. The drainage holes many of them were clogged with soft clay so that kind of stuff is becoming priority...would there be a clear spot to look for where a graft generally is made
Looking at the second pic that shows the trunk . It does not appear to be grafted . If it was grafted there will be a bulge or noticeable transition in trunk size and or bark difference . Low on the trunk where the graft was made . Grafts specifically made for bonsai . Will be very low and as discreet as possible. Do they will eventually be hid in the nebari . Grafts of normal nursery stock at very visible normally on the lower 1/4 if the trunk . It’s possible this tree is grafted and the graft is hidden under the soil . But from the pics looks non grafted
 

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I could be remembering this wrongly but way back in my student days I think I was told that most Spruce have needles radiating all around the stems whereas Firs have needles arranged just on two opposite sides of the stems like combs.
So you can remember you can ''comb the fir''
Or was I taught wrongly??!!🤓
 
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Haven't dug down, just letting it acclimate to the repot and soil. I had to remove it from the pot and wrap root soil ball in a sheet to fit as the pot is massive. There is a split but just in the bark where the top weeps over, not cracked though.

Sharing pics of my engelmanns spruce wild collected Colorado specimen for comparison...it is not styled whatsoever! Just learning the plant before I Edward it up. I rather enjoy the care of them. Last photo is spruce.

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Haven't dug down, just letting it acclimate to the repot and soil. I had to remove it from the pot and wrap root soil ball in a sheet to fit as the pot is massive. There is a split but just in the bark where the top weeps over, not cracked though.

Sharing pics of my engelmanns spruce wild collected Colorado specimen for comparison...it is not styled whatsoever! Just learning the plant before I Edward it up. I rather enjoy the care of them. Last photo is spruce.

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Spruce are incredible trees . A large number of spruce including your engelmann. Are basically related or derivatives of white spruce . Incredible tough mountain tree or northern tree . Most will withstand crazy cold and wind . You need true crazy harsh conditions to dwarf a spruce . Up here in the north . Anywhere the land is flat and frozen like farm land or a frozen lake . The dedicating effect of wind full of ice and snow . Is extremely harsh spruce just ignore it and keep growing . Straight up 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ Buried under heavy snow high in mountains is usually needed to bash them into submission Black spruce another white spruce cousin is the most northern growing conifer will thrive in incredible low temperatures
 
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