Traditional Christmas Tree
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
Looking after your Christmas Tree
This small spruce has a lovely a neat shape even when small. Young trees are quite happy indoors in winter and are very easy to care for.
If inside make sure your plant gets plenty of daylight, by putting it near a window. A cool room or a light porch is best, and it will be happiest away from any radiators. If you have a garden or a patio then your tree will prefer to be outside after the festive season and will be fine outside in winter in all but the very coldest (-10C) temperatures.
When in a small pot, young trees will need some watering, especially if your room is centrally heated.
This variety of spruce is not as fast growing as some and can be kept to a manageable size by restricting the size of the pot. To encourage lots of growth repot your spruce into a much larger pot in or plant out your tree in the spring time. To keep it smaller repot your tree into just a slightly bigger pot in the spring.
Problem Solving: Spruce trees are tough trees that require little maintenance.
New shoots are a different colour – in the spring and summer your plant should begin to put on new leaves, don’t worry if they are a lighter colour than the existing leaves, they will colour up over a few weeks.
New shoots are drooping – new shoots are more tender than established branches and may droop if exposed to hot or cold temperatures, ensure they are fully watered and try to keep in an even frost free temperature until the young leaves have matured and changed colour.
Dropping needles are almost always due to underwatering, make sure the soil is really wet.
After the festive Season, you may want to take off the fruit decorations. These are made from real dried fruits and once the wires and ribbons have been removed can be composted. Alternatively, you can store them in a cool, dry and airtight container they will look great on your tree next year.