Meyer Spruce Trees \u2013 All You Need To Know!\r\n\r\nMeyers Spruce trees originate from China and Russia. In the United States, they are regarded as exotic evergreen trees and are fast overtaking the Blue Spruce's popularity \u2013 which looks exactly like a twin \u2013 but has some drawbacks.\r\n\r\nThe Meyers Spruce is an evergreen coniferous tree that, when first seen, looks exactly like the perfect Christmas Tree. Its branches and sharp needles are lush and springy to the touch. Its pine scent is heavenly \u2013 it's fresh and clean and smells of all things good and natural \u2013 and in general, one gets a feeling of health and happiness.\r\n\r\nConditions for Meyer Spruce Trees to Grow Their Best\r\n\r\nThese beautiful well-needled, evergreens grow best in full sun and acidic soil with good drainage. Avoid clay soil, which gets clumpy and stifles the roots of these trees.\r\n\r\nGenerally, the Meyer Spruce Tree Spruce trees require minimal pruning and grow in yellow and silvery blue colors.\r\n\r\nTop Five attributes (and uses) of the Meyer Spruce Tree\r\n\r\n \tThe Meyer Spruce Tree is a hardy, fast-growing and robust plant that thrives, and it looks exactly like the American Blue Spruce.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tThe Blue Spruce is beset with illnesses, while the Meyer Spruce is disease-free!\r\n\r\n\r\n \tSpruce wood is used in building, and disease-free Meyer Spruce is recommended for construction purposes for indoor use only.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tIt's also used for making guitars, cellos, mandolins, and the soundboard at the heart of a piano or harp, or acoustic guitar because the wood is referred to as 'tonewood.'\r\n\r\n\r\n \tFurther, it's used to produce foodstuffs and medicines, resins, and bark for canoes.\r\n\r\nIt is also used as below:\r\n\r\nThe resin is used to make pitch pine; the thin, supple roots are used for making woven baskets;\r\n\r\nThe Meyer Spruce branches are also used at the famous Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, in the UK, to build some of the fences on the Grand National Horseracing Course; lastly, it is also utilized to make sculptures.\r\nPlanting of the Meyer Spruce Tree\r\nTo Plant:\r\n\r\n \tPlant in soil with good drainage and a place that get full sun for 6-8 hourly daily.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tDig a large hole that will accommodate the root ball in-depth and is twice as wide.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tPut the Meyer Spruce Tree in that hole (after thoroughly wetting the root ball).\r\n\r\n\r\n \tIf the Spruce Tree's Root Ball has been Burlapped, and if that Burlap is organic, then you can leave it on the root ball when you plant it. This is because it will disintegrate over time and provide the Spruce Tree with extra nutrients.\r\n\r\nHowever, if the Burlap is synthetic, remove it immediately before planting the Spruce Tree, as synthetic Burlap will not decompose, nor will it add extra nutrients.\r\n\r\n \tRefill the hole with part of the soil you dug out and mixed with some gardening soil.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tOnce firmly planted, set Mulch around the base of the Meyer Spruce Tree.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tThe Mulch is to protect the Meyer Spruce Tree from the weeds and grasses that would grow around a newly planted tree.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tYou should mulch the Tree with about 3 inches of compost or pulverized bark. This compost or pulverized bark helps to keep moisture in the ground. It also helps to protect the Spruce Tree during cold Winters.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tNext is to thoroughly slow water this Tree for about 15 minutes \u2013 not directly up against the bark, but keep a reasonable distance and thoroughly wet all the ground around it.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tIf you build a 3-inch-high watering ring around the planting hole's perimeter, it will make things much more manageable.\r\n\r\nCare and Maintenance of the Meyer Spruce Tree\r\nWatering\u00a0the Meyer Spruce Tree\r\n\r\nIn general, you should water this Tree thoroughly once per week. During Droughts, additional watering is required \u2013 at least 1 inch of water. Conversely, if it rains that week and the rain is heavy, you can forego watering that week.\r\n\r\nSpruce Trees have a naturally shallow root system, and shallow watering encourages more superficial root systems.\r\n\r\nFertilizing\u00a0the Meyer Spruce Tree\r\n\r\nThis Tree only required feeding with mild slow-acting fertilizer tabs to begin the initial growing season. Save the more potent fertilizers for later when the Tree is fully established.\r\n\r\nFeeding\u00a0the Meyer Spruce Tree\r\n\r\nOnce that happens, then feed it twice per month \u2013 during early Spring and once per month during Summer.\r\n\r\nPruning\u00a0the Meyer Spruce Tree\r\n\r\nPruning is for late Winter or early Spring.\r\n\r\nFor young trees: follow the branch tips back until you find two branches growing on either side.\r\n\r\nSnip off the center branch growth because by doing that, you'll encourage the remaining side branches to grow faster - thus making the Tree thicker and bushier.\r\n\r\nGrowth\r\n\r\nMeyer's Spruce Tree is an evergreen, coniferous species of Tree \u2013 as we've already established. We haven't yet mentioned that it grows to a mature height of 100 feet (or 30 meters tall); the Trunk is up to 24 inches (60cm) in diameter when measured at breast height, and it has a conical crown. Its bark is grey-brown in color and irregularly flakes. It lives between 40 to 60 years.\r\nMeyer Spruce Tree's Foliage\r\nThe boughs are upright and dense with foliage. They are tipped with a silvery-blue color. The soft, needle-like leaves are half-inch to an inch long and cover the branches in an unchanging, spiral pattern, making it perfect for a festive look during winter - mostly when it's covered in snow.\r\n\r\nSince it tolerates and does well in fluctuating conditions, from hot and cold to dry and rainy, and it's a vigorous, hardy grower, there's no surprise that this disease-free Spruce has begun to be more popular than the Juniper Spruce.\r\n\r\nThere is even Greek mythology about this Spruce Tree:\r\n\r\nIt says that the Spruce Tree was dedicated to Artemis, the Goddess\u00a0of The Moon, Hunting, Nature, and Protector of all Women.\r\n\r\nThe Greeks said that the enduring Spruce Tree represented constant and eternal life \u2013 life everlasting! So, the Spruce Tree was named The Tree of Birth.\r\n\r\nIts scented evergreen needles signify resilience and strength.\r\n\r\nThe Blue Spruce Trees are unfortunately susceptible to an infectious disease caused by a fungus called Rhizosphaera. What happens is that the second year's needles turn to a purple or brown color and eventually fall off the Tree.\r\n\r\nOver the next few successive years of needles lost from branches, those branches may die. In effect, it seems that the Spruce Tree dies from the bottom upwards.\r\nHow To Revive A Dying Spruce Tree\r\nThe Following Will Help You Manage Needle Cast:\r\n\r\n \tFirst, prune away the dead branches, twigs, and infected areas of the Tree.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tThen removes the fallen foliage and burn it.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tNext, apply a fungicide to the Spruce Tree after removing all signs of infection.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tLastly, deep water the Spruce Tree once a week to help it to remove the stress!\r\n\r\nMy Top Five Tips To Stop Christmas Tree Needles Drop:\r\n\r\n \tFirst, you have to buy the right Tree! Consider the type, etc.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tPrepare the Tree. The simplest way to stop your tree fr0 dropping its needles is to buy the freshest Tree possible.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tTrim the stump of the Tree.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tPlease keep it away from the heat.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tFeed and water, it.\r\n\r\nTips To Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh Long After It's Been Cut.\r\n\r\n \tChoose the healthiest Christmas Tree you can find.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tTrim the Trunk, check it and trim it again if necessary.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tGive the Tree enough water.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tTakedown the Tree before it dries out.\r\n\r\nMeyer's Spruce Trees are disease-free and do not die from the bottom up. Their thick blue, and green needles have excellent needle retention. Also, they have a tolerance for humidity and so can survive easily in humid climates and cold climates.\r\nPlanting a Meyer's Spruce Tree in Your Garden?\r\nI think that would be a very bold thing to do. If you have a small garden, then it's not a good idea. What you thought was a bit of whimsey could turn out to be a nightmare!\r\n\r\nIf you have a small garden and you're crazy about conifers, instead go for one of the dwarf varieties \u2013 under the right conditions, that could work well for you.\r\n\r\nIf you have an extensive planting area together with the right conditions, then, by all means, plant a Meyer Spruce Tree or two \u2013remember they must be ten feet apart from each other and at least ten feet away from your house or any other buildings on your property.\r\nFinal Thoughts on Meyer Spruce Trees \u2013 All You Need To Know\r\nPersonally speaking, I love all the fir trees. The beautiful blue-green hue lends a mystery to the Spruces, and the smell of the Pines transports me to another time when I was young, and the presents under the Tree were mostly mine.\r\n\r\nIt was a time when I'd helped decorate the Tree, and everything was young and innocent and happy \u2013 until my Mother started loudly complaining about a large number of pine needles on the floor.\r\n\r\nSo, many children will now be happy that their parents purchased a Meyer Spruce Tree with almost zero loss of needles.\r\n\r\nI love how when I place my hand on the Tree, there's a firm springiness in all the boughs and foliage, and yet, to the touch, it feels soft and silky.\r\n\r\nTo this day, I can still bury my face in the lush boughs of the Meyer Spruce Tree and be immediately transported to a childhood Christmas day and all the magic that surrounds it, with that beautiful feeling of safety and eternal hope that all our dreams can and will come true.\r\n\r\nRead More:\u00a0\r\nDo Pine Trees Need A Lot of Sun?\r\nWhat Trees Have The Least Invasive Roots?