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Written by Dave Gs • November 03 How To Grow A Blue Spruce Tree From A Seed

Growing trees from seed is not difficult, and the pleasure of seeing – in just a few years – that thriving young tree that you brought to life, is a great joy, for adults and for children. Teach your kids patience and delayed gratification while developing their nurturing skills. Every towering spruce tree came from a tiny seed just like the ones you are holding in your hand, so let’s bring about that miracle of nature.

What You Will Need

What You are Going to Do, and Why

Like many tree seeds, Blue Spruce seeds need a period at low temperatures to allow them to sprout. This is to protect them from sprouting in the fall, when they would then be killed by the winter cold. The seeds must be moist to do this. For small numbers it is easiest to do this by sowing them, and then chilling them in the pots. After that they need warmth and light to germinate, which may take several weeks. The soil must remain moist, but not wet, at all times. The young seedlings should be left outdoors through their first winter and placed in larger pots the next spring. Enjoy watching your babies grow!

15 Easy Steps to growing A Blue Spruce Tree

Comments 4 comments

  1. November 18, 2020 by Lillie DeWitt

    I just received my dwarf Colorado blue spruce tree and I am fascinated how well the tree got here with no water or dirt spillage!! It smells amazing!! I’ve watered it well outside and put it in a sunny location,, today is very cold and windy so hopefully tomorrow the wind dies down and I will plant it! My question is: should I put in some plant tone in the ground first?

    1. November 18, 2020 by Dave G

      In a word, ‘yes’. Root growth continues as long as the ground isn’t frozen, and so does microbe activity, so it will help quicker establishment.

  2. December 8, 2020 by Debra Greaves

    How do I keep it healthy while growing in winter months in the house

    1. December 9, 2020 by Dave G

      If you are starting from seed then you need a least 6 weeks in the fridge, and it is best to wait until early spring before removing them and letting them sprout. That is best done outdoors, but if you don’t have any outdoors, keep them on a sunny windowsill, preferably in a cool room. Maybe you can grow them outside the window?