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Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'

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Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'

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Botanical Name

Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'

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The Fat Albert Blue Spruce is a tough, very cold-hardy evergreen tree with brilliant silver-blue needles that is attractive all year round. It forms a striking smaller tree with a broad pyramidal shape that will fit perfectly into any garden, even in exposed locations. It is resistant to air pollution, deer, rabbits and other problems, so it will grow well in the city or in the countryside too. For that perfect specimen in your yard, or to fill a corner near the house, this tree is ideal. It can also be used to make a medium-sized privacy screen, growing a foot a year to soon fill in that ugly view and give you garden a pleasant and private atmosphere. Even if you never garden, the Fat Albert Blue Spruce is so trouble-free it will grow anywhere.

  • Spectacular silver-blue evergreen foliage
  • Perfect broad pyramid of beauty
  • Smaller than regular blue spruce, so ideal for small gardens
  • Hardy to minus 50 and thrives in difficult, exposed areas
  • Grows well in sun or partial shade in any soil

The Fat Albert Blue Spruce will reach 15 feet in about ten years, with a width of about 10 feet, making an elegant and striking feature in any garden. With no significant pests and hardy to minus 50, this is the perfect no-maintenance tree for the coldest parts of the country. It needs no clipping to keep perfect symmetry, remain compact and fully-branched right to the ground.