down here in Australia, our spruces are beginning to elongate - seasonally it’s still early spring because its been wet and colder than usual.
I have a question about a Picea glauca (NOT dwarf Alberta nana) that I have that is a little leggy, but healthy. I want to promote back budding so that I can prune back to those buds in order to compact it - and for the last few years have been pinching new growth until I watched Ryan’s elongating species teaching which raised some questions and explained why I was getting the results that I am.
So my question is - to promote backbudding is the best approach to let the new growth elongate and fertilizer heavily?
If so, when will buds become obvious and then when would I be able to prune back to those buds?