Q: I have recently purchased a dwarf Albert Spruce to have as a tree inside
my home (it was trimmed in a spiral at the store and looked like a
decorative tree). When I got home I realized that maybe it had to be
planted in the yard.
I was wondering if this tree would survive without
being planted in a yard and how to properly take care of this tree as a
Thank you for your time and answers.
Outdoor plants need to go through a dormancy period. If not, they will not survive. That's why we have fall and winter - the plant enters dormancy, remains dormant for a minimum amount of time, then breaks dormancy in spring. It's roughly (roughly, now) akin to our need for sleep.
Therefore, I wouldn't suggest using your dwarf Alberta spruce as an indoor plant, unless you find some strong information to the contrary. I think it would be much happier outdoors, in a relatively sunny location in a well-drained soil.
Once the plant is set in the ground, be sure to remove or at least loosen any materials around the root ball to prevent potential problems later on.