Blue spruce tree pinecones
We have a small Colorado blue spruce tree, 3 feet tall, planted one year ago, that is getting tiny pinecones. When they appeared this spring, they were a purple color, now they are green. Another blue spruce from the same nursery, planted at the same time, and the same size, has no pine cones. Are the pinecones okay or are they a sign of distress for the tree? Is it normal? Should we pick off the pine cones? The trees were given in memory of my Dad who died so they are special to us and we want them to live long and healthy lives. Any advice you can give us would be greatly appreciated! MariBeth [email protected]
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
The pine cones are normal, no need to pick them. They will mature and fall off on their own. I'm not sure why the twin doesn't have cones yet but give it time.