I got a Picea abies 'Creunta' displaying odd growth. Do you think this is graft of a blue spruce showing through? I was about to prune it out but thought I should ask the pro's first.
REGARDLESS , I want to see a pic closeup of stems coming out of soil from mbrad
Pic wouldn't attach !
Growth rates of Nordmann/Korean fir seedlings
Picea abies 'Calvary Upright'
Picea abies(?) cones
P. Nigra 'Arnold Sentinel' vs. 'Frank'
After making sure I don't have two trees growing in the same pot I'd be looking for the graft location That should tell the tale. Either way there's no future in what you've got growing there.
A Norway is not going to revert to a Colorado
Thanks Ron, I was just writing...lol
I'd like to see a Norway spruce revert to a picea pungens.
Most folks would have understood I was talking about the graft union to see if the understock was growing on and not removed long ago.
"Why would anyone graft conifers like that or plant two in the same container?!"
Most named forms of conifers are grafted. They are generally much easier to propagate than are cuttings and asexual propagation - grafting or cuttings - is the only way to ensure clonal integrity.
Two in the same container is probably just a grower mistake.
Jordan, This was never implied but only to solve your curiosity...
Who asked if it was an experimental graft?
as a follow up, the plant was indeed grafted. Only after I placed the plant on the outside bar at eye level, could I see the graft union since the tree was so thick. The blue spruce (?) growth has been removed. Now, to finalize where I am going to plant it. thanks
Thanks for the follow up!
Was that thing grafted to a Picea pungens root stock?