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When is the best time to prune my Norway spruce?

Norway spruce
Picea abies
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Norway spruce can be pruned at different times depending on whether they’re grown indoors or outdoors. For outdoor trees, pruning and trimming should be done when the tree is not actively growing; this generally falls under the colder months of winter, but can vary depending on where you live. However, if you’re growing your Norway spruce indoors, there are lots of different times of the year when it’s okay to trim lightly. For example, if you’re planning on trimming a bit off the top of just one or two smaller branches, then you can trim nearly anytime. For heavier pruning on indoor Norway spruce, it’s best to wait until those same colder months when outdoor Norway spruce wouldn’t normally be actively growing. Norway spruce should be pruned as needed. Typically, these trees should be pruned to remove any damaged, yellowing, dying, or dead foliage. It is also necessary to prune this plant to remove any shoots that are congested or are crossing.
Norway spruce (Picea abies)
Norway spruce
A species of Spruces, Also known as Common spruce
Botanical name: Picea abies
Genus: Spruces
Description
The fastest-growing of all spruces, the norway spruce (Picea abies) makes for a good roosting spot for owls and hawks. Its wood is used for paper, construction lumber, and musical instruments, and its needles can be used to brew spruce beer. It is also a popular choice for Christmas trees.
Garden Use
Norway spruce is a popular choice for both planting in gardens and potting indoors, adding a lovely and green decorative effect wherever it grows. Upright and evergreen, the tree grows slowly but has a long life span and very good adaptability. During the winter holiday season, it serves well as a Christmas tree. It's not difficult to grow in a sunlight-ample, moist environment, only requiring a little simple care during daily maintenance.
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