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Questions About Norway Spruce

Asked by
Anonymous on
February 13, 2014

Q. Norwegian Spruce

Several of my Norwegian Spruce trees seem to be a lighter green compared to others. This spring, could I add any additives to green up trees?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 13, 2014
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A balanced or slightly nitrogen heavy fertilizer should help to green them back up for you.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 8, 2015

Q. Planting Norway spruce near retaining wall

The neighbors have a beautiful retaining wall that ends at the property line. I want to plant a Norway Spruce near the line to provide some privacy. How far could I plant the spruce without harming their wall with the roots as the tree grows?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 9, 2015
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Most trees like this can be planted about 5-10 feet from any structures to prevent possible damage from the root system. This article has additional suggestions for privacy plant screens: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/plant-a-privacy-screen-plants-that-grow-fast-for-privacy.htm

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Anonymous on
January 19, 2017

Q. little flies

My Norwegian pine tree houseplant has little flies. What can I put on it to stop the flies?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 20, 2017
Certified Expert
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This is likely White Fly.
Neem Oil is good treatment and it is safe for people and pets.

Here are some links to help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/control-whiteflies-houseplants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
Dixie Petticrew on
February 21, 2018

Q. want to plant norway spruce trees along the end of a moble home .

Will the buried water line be interfered with the tree roots? how much space should be allowed?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
February 21, 2018
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Yes they will. You will have to contact your local utility services to see how far they require you to plant away from them. Each state will have different laws. Definitely check with the local laws before doing this.

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Asked by
jojo66613 on
April 30, 2018

Q. norway spruce going brown

we have a Norway spruce xmas tree in the garden which is going brown from the inside. we live in poole dorset and had all the heavy snow and ice not long ago. would this have caused this. we have had the tree two years and it was fine last year. could the adverse weather have caused this and can we save the tree.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 1, 2018
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Yes, extended periods of snow and moisture with cold, can cause this. It will likely recover on its own, and will not sustain any long term damage. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/spruce/norway-spruce-tree-info.htm

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Asked by
hez on
May 6, 2018

Q. brown areas of my Norway Spruce

I live in central Massachusetts and have two 35 ft spruce trees that are growing into each other, planted 15 ft apart. On the southern side of these trees, is a 15 ft white pine that is growing into both. If I remove a 15 ft pine from in front of my spruce trees, will the brown areas of the spruce limbs come back to life and turn green again once they get the sun they need? Thanks!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 7, 2018
Certified Expert
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The browning needles can be caused by several issues and needing more sunlight may not be the issue.
The most likely cause is winter burn but disease and pests can also be the cause.
These links will help you pinpoint the issue.
https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/diagnose/plant/evergreen/spruce/needlesdiscolored.html
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/spruce/norway-spruce-tree-info.htm

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