Another Evergreen Unscathed by the Past Brutal Winter
Bird's Nest Spruce
I heard these die back in the middle, but I have yet to see such behavior from this procumbent spruce. Bird's nest spruce grows a scant couple feet high and in the course of nearly 15 years is less than three feet wide. Given my infirmities I have yet to rake the leaves from its branches but it is preparing for bud break with absolutely no damage whatsoever. It is planted on the east side of my house, next to the surely alkaline sandy soil leached from my very old foundation. It is also in the rain shadow of my house, although that does protect it from prevailing winds.
Once it has bud break it is truly beautiful to behold.
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