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"The Sorry Saga of the Blue Spruce"

Discussion in 'Fertilizers, Pesticides and Diseases' started by Trees Too, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,807

    I love too see all those blue spruces when visiting the upper mid west, as well as the cool summers.'

    They wont grow here.
  2. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 849

    They grow fine here in Southern Idaho and are popular enough that I find them mildly annoying because I spray dormant oil and it washes the blue off them if they are hit. :laugh:
    Mark Oomkes likes this.
  3. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,095

    I'm sure that Picea pungens "Glauca" does great in Idaho.

    Got to be careful with those blue colored evergreens when spraying dormant/horticultural oil, as the oil will temporarily remove the waxy blue cuticle!
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  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,814

    Maybe they are a sub-species...Idaho Blue Spruce.
  5. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,095

    And then there's SNEED "Sudden/Spruce Needle Drop"! :eek::cry:
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