When is a right time to prune and style Spruce

I am awaiting this gem to be dug out at a field nursery this weekend. Was curious when is a good time to do pruning and wiring. I’ve looked up most literature stating it was till late fall , since sap flow is low. But also don’t want to do his too late and have the tree suffer during winter.

If you’re just digging the tree now, the normal process is to let the tree root in for at least a year before getting to work on it.


Ahh gotcha figured that. Just wasn’t sure cause they’ll probably burlap it or place in a plastic nursery pot