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Christmas tree advice

andy1977andy1977 Posts: 28
edited December 2021 in Problem solving
We recently acquired a Christmas Tree from the local co-op who were giving them away due to poor condition. I think it's a Nordic Spruce.

I cut off the original plastic pot and have planted it in an 80l pot, with John Innes No 2 compost and used some fertiliser pellets.

It's had a good watering and lots of rain over the last 2 days.

As you can see the branches are brown and most of the needles have fallen off.

I was wondering how to tell if it's likely to survive outdoors, or if it will keep shedding and die eventually?

PS Sorry about the pictures being the wrong way round.


  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 2,171
    It's got some healthy needles andyslack and it cost nowt so nothing to lose but a feather in your cap if you rear it. Norway spruce have softer needles, sitka spruce are prickly and unpleasant if you brush your hand or arm across the needles. 
  • Thanks Uff. The needles are quite prickly (when picking up an handful some stick in my skin). I'd not heard of sitka spruce before.
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