|Exposure Picea abies
continental : Place the Picea abies in a semishady place, with few hours a day of direct sunlight.
alpine : These plants do not like to be exposed to direct sunlight for long periods.
mediterranean : These plants prefer semishady locations, but can be exposed for few hours to direct sunlight without any problem, above all during the coldest periods of the year.
Fertilization Picea abies : Usually trees do not need any fertilizer, since their roots are very extended in the soil and therefore they can move to search mineral salts necessary to the plant. Young trees shall be buried after having mixed a ripe organic fertilizer with the soil, or after having added a slow-release granular fertilizer. It can be necessary, during the years, to give some fertilizings, to be given by burying the selected fertilizer at the base of the plant at the end of winter.Watering Picea abies
continental : Remember to water the Picea abies only when the soil is dry. During waterings try to dampen deeply the substrate, avoiding to drench it excessively.
alpine : The Picea abies prefer fresh but not soaked soils, therefore water only when the soil has been dry for few days; providing more frequent waterings in summer and avoid to give water in winter or during the coldest periods of the year.
mediterranean : The Picea abies needs very regular and generous waterings; give a good amount of water every week from March to October, but remember to allow the soil to dry out between two waterings. During very cold months or particularly rainy periods we can avoid watering.
Treatments Picea abies : Normally we intervene in case parasites are on the plant; in any case a precautionary treatment against fungal diseases in spring can be useful, applying Bordeaux mixture on the buds before they grow too much.