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I have a dwarf Alberta spruce shrub that I planted last year and it's starting to turn brown. Someone has suggested spider mits, what's best to do about them?


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I don't know about the mites, but I have a bonsai that the nursery says is an Alberta spruce.
Just curious, what is the shape of your shrub? Conical or flat?

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It's the shape of a regular spruce tree, just on a smaller scale.


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Thanks. I wish I could know for sure what my bonsai is.
Sure looks like a Scotch pine to me, but I guess the nurseryman would know.
Mine is flat, and he said that it's called a birdnest Alberta spruce.
I bought it at WalMart but asked a nurseryman at my favorite garden center, Armstrong.

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any miticide from a Lowes, Home Depot, etc


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Thanks Rugbyukr, I did that so now I'll see what will happen. I wonder if anyone else has had this problem before and what the shrub did once it was treated.


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I had a dwarf alberta that had some brown spots, not all over. I gave it some holly tone and kept it well watered and it recovered fine.


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Thanks Wrennie.


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spider mites are the single largest problem for dwarf alberta spruce.

treat it weekly until they are gone, then trat it monthly.


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I can already see from my first treatment that my shrub is doing better. Thanks lots I hated to lose that one.


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