Colorado Blue Spruce, Fat Albert

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Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'

Height: 10-15ft
Spread: 7-10ft
Zone: 3-7
Exposure: Full sun
Growth Rate: Slow
Uses: Specimen, screen, shade tree
Maintenance: Low
Tree Shape: Pyramidal
Other: Evergreen, rabbit/deer resistant, native

Colorado blue spruce are sought after trees due in part because of their blue hue and winter interest. They are a very stately tree, forming a pyramidal shape with horizontal branching. This Rocky Mountain native is recognized by its stiff, short blue-green needles that surround the branches. In maturity, grey bark can be furrowed and small, conical brown cones will form in the upper canopies. Blue spruce prefer acidic, well-drained soils in full sun, however they will tolerate periods of drought and some light shade if good growing conditions are met. They will do best if soils are allowed to be consistently moist, provided water drains freely. Cooler climates often produce bluer needles. 'Fat Albert' is prized for its almost perfect pyramidal shape, blue-gray needle color, and dense, upright branching.

Extra Information

Design Ideas/Themes:
Rustic, Rock Gardens, Living Christmas Tree
Native Habitat:
Rocky Mountains

Warranty Information

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