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Old 11-01-2018, 01:29 PM
 
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how tall will a little spruce tree grow? it's one of those "grow your own" plants in a container.
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:17 PM
 
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From 60 to 200 feet, demanding on type.
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:46 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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how tall will a little spruce tree grow? it's one of those "grow your own" plants in a container.

Do you know what kind of spruce it is? Is it a shade of only green or is it a shade of blue-green, maybe with a sort of silvery looking dusting on the surface of the needles? If it has a blue and/or silvery colouring on it it will be one of the blue spruces.

There are several varieties of spruce trees and shrubs and not all grow at the same rates. One thing they do all have in common though is that spruces that grow naturally and without interference in the wilderness will generally grow much bigger and faster than spruces that are cultivated and grown in "captivity". So if yours is kept in either a container or in the ground in a domestic cultivated landscaped garden setting it won't grow really fast or very tall the way a wild one would, whatever kind of spruce it is.

It would be good if you could ID your spruce in order to estimate how big it may grow and to know how to care for it. This website has a little bit of information about 7 types of spruces that grow in North America and explains what their respective rates of growth are. https://www.gardenguides.com/100628-...uce-trees.html

This website describes 12 spruce trees and shrubs and has pictures of them that might help for ID. https://www.thespruce.com/twelve-spr...shrubs-3269669

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Old Yesterday, 01:47 PM
 
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If it's a dwarf variety (about 12 feet in height), you could keep it in a container for years. Once it becomes root bound, you could take it out of the pot, prune the roots, and put it back in the same pot, put it in a larger pot, or put it in the ground at that time.

I'd keep it pruned regularly to help control the size of the tree.
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Old Today, 01:47 PM
 
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Thank you so much, oldgardener!!
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Old Today, 01:48 PM
 
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great feedback, Zoisite : )
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