Bruce will be happy almost anywhere. He’ll grow faster in bright light, but he won’t mind shade indoors.
He likes his soil lightly moist, so give him a drink whenever the top two inches of soil feel completely dry.
If you want to keep him growing well, in spring and summer you can give him a monthlyfeed.
Bruce can happily live outside after Christmas. Keep him in a pot and water him regularly and he’ll grow larger year after year.
Colorado spruce; Christmas tree
PLANT HEIGHT (INCLUDING POT)
Mildly toxic if eaten
NURSERY POT SIZE
About blue spruce
The blue spruce is the classic, and very classy, Christmas tree. It’s loved for its full shape and those soft blue-ish needles, which give it its name. It also has an unmistakable scent, a smell that instantly means Christmas. This mini one comes wrapped in its own festive sack, tied up with a bow, making it ideal as a gift. You can also add lights, which will make it extra festive. It’s best to put it in a decorative pot, so pick your favourite from our wide selection ofindoor pots. You can also put it in aplant stand, to lift it off the ground and make more room for presents.
The blue spruce originally comes from North America. It’s also known as the Colorado spruce, because it’s so widely found in that state. It’s a tough old tree that can tolerate incredibly cold winters. It can grown as large as 23 metres in the wild, given enough time. You’d definitely have trouble getting one of those through your door.
Because it’s a rooted tree, don’t throw yours away after Christmas. It will live very happily outside, growing a bit bigger each year and providing you with a larger tree every Christmas. Fortunately, it will stay quite a bit smaller than 23 metres.
Did you know?
The Navajo and Keres Native American tribes give blue spruce sprigs to bring good luck. So you’ve got a whole tree of luck.