Pine Spruce (Picea pungens), Cuba ‘

Pine Spruce (Picea pungens), Cuba'

Description: The Pine Spruce ‘Cuba’ belongs to the Pinaceae family. It is a dwarf species of spruce. It reaches a height of about 40 cm and a width of about 50 to 60 cm after 10 years. A very interesting variety that is suitable for terraces and flowerpots. It has short needles, about 0.5 to 0.7 cm long, green. Young growth is much brighter. The cut “Stech-Spruce, Cuba” is star-shaped. The stinging spruce ‘Cuba’ requires a light winter rind layer for the garden as cover.

Care: The stinging spruce ‘Cuba’ is not a very demanding variety. It grows well in well-lit and sunny places. She looks very beautiful on gravel borders. The soil for the spruce should be moist, well fertilized and fertile. The growth is more beautiful then. In normal garden soil it is also very clear. It is important that the soil in which the stinging spruce ‘Cuba’ grows is slightly acidic. It is enough to make a hole in the soil when growing the conifer. During the drought, it is worth watering them. In spring, it responds well to fertilization. One can use long-acting fertilizer for coniferous trees, which releases gradually into the soil, so that over-fertilization of our Zwergfichten is avoided. In winter, the pine spruce “Cuba” is covered with conifer branches.

Propagation: By cloning shoots.

Diseases and pests: In In very dry soil and in places where the burning sun shines almost all day long, they can be attacked by mites or large spruce bats.