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Germination of

Picea glauca

White Spruce Bonsai Tree: Picea Glauca, Canadian Spruce, Alberta Spruce

Picea glauca

Picea glauca, or white spruce, can be propagated from seed. The seeds should be stratified by placing them in a moist, cool location for several weeks prior to sowing. Once stratified, the seeds should be sown in a well-draining soil mix and kept moist but not overwatered. Germination can take several weeks or even months, and the seedlings should be kept in a cool, well-lit location.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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