One Newly Planted Norway Spruce Tree Is Thriving While Another Is Not

Question From: NEW JERSEY
Q: I planted 2 Norway spruces - same time same soil same watering, One has ton of new buds and growth- the other nothing- is there a problem?

A: The tree that has no buds is not thriving. My guess is had root issues and/or was planted improperly. Fertilizer will not help. Best Nancy