My new Blue Atlas Cedar

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Picked this one up at a local nursery early this spring. I've done some work to it since then. Any recommendations or comments?

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This looks a lot like a blue spruce I have.

I also have a blue atlas cedar that is a graft, is this one grafted? They are pretty slow, but they are rewarding plants to work with.
 

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Yup, here is one of it, and also a few of my B. atlas cedar. My cedar (first 4 shots) is very full, and has good close foliage, but as you can see the graft is a problem. Good that your's isn't grafted.

Last one is of the blue spruce, I wired it for the first time last fall.
 

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Yes. Your Blue Spruce and my BAC do look similar. I don't think my BAC is grafted. I don't see grafting lines. Thanks for sharing your pictures.
 

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From what I can see in the first shot of your tree, if it is a graft, it's well done. There does seem to be a difference in bark on the trunk below the first branch, but it could be the way the light hits the trunk.
 

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I would bet that it is grafted, especially if you bought it at a regular garden center. It looks grafted, can we see a close up ? thanks.
 

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Now that I take a closer look at it, I do see the graft line. It really makes no difference to me.
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Yeah, it's a nicely done one. The only problem it looks like you might have is if the stock grows faster than the graft. That's part of the trouble with mine, is the size jump between the two. I keep hoping to find a solution to this, other than pulling a branch to disguise it.

The biggest tip I can give you is to get the timing of repot correct. If you do it too late, it'll blow off a lot of needles. Luckily, they'll generate a whole new batch in most cases.
 

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Thanks for the tip. I don't plan on repoting it until next early spring.
 

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