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Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'

Item 6478

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USDA Zone:
2-8
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Description:

A superb evergreen conifer with rich blue needles on a densely branched, naturally pyramidal form. An outstanding landscape specimen. A very slow grower that will become quite large over time, in ideal conditions. A wonderful choice for use as a living Christmas tree.

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Average Landscape Size
Grows 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; 40 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide in time.
Botanical Name: Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Pyramidal
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Blue-green
Bloom Time: Conifer; prized for foliage.
Flower Color: No
Garden Style: Asian/Zen ,   Contemporary ,   Rustic
Design Ideas: This is the ideal Spruce for the small garden. Reaching just fifteen feet tall, it is excellent for front lawns in the most limited landscapes, or use as a background foliage plant behind beds and borders. Good choice to fill up a bare corner or to provide mass in gardens of dwarf conifers and other very hardy low-growing plants. Dense and durable, it works well in windbreaks, shelterbelts, as a screen or sound barrier.

Prefers humus-rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Prefers even moisture but can tolerate periodic drought when well-established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

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