Birds Nest Spruce Shrubs
Picea abies 'Nidiformis'
|Espoma Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus||$14.95|
|Mature Height:||3 to 5 feet|
|Mature width:||4 to 6 feet|
|Sunlight:||Partial to Full Sun|
|Habit:||Densely branched, Mounding|
|Pruning Season:||Prune lightly in late spring to maintain shape|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Require:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, foundations, or planted in mass.|
Birds Nest Spruce Shrubs for Sale Online
Birds Nest Spruce is a true dwarf conifer that makes an excellent choice for the evergreen border, accent or container plant. The outward-curving branches are covered with dense, dark green needles that create an interesting bird's nest effect. It's tight, compact shape requires little maintenance.
The Birds Nest Spruce is an excellent choice for a property border, container plant or low level evergreen color. The unique branches which bend upwards create the look of a bird's nest. It is a slow growing compact shrub that is also very hardy and wind resistant.
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Birds Nest Spruce that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Birds Nest Spruce to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.