Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce
Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-see-a PUN-jenz GLAW-ka|
|Average Size at Maturity||Grows 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; 40 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide in time.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Dwarf Ninebark (Physocarpus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Salvia (Salvia)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8