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Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'

Pronunciation: PY-see-a PUN-jenz GLAW-ka
SKU #06478
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OVERVIEW
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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Conifer; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Grows 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; 40 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide in time.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Pyramidal
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Privacy Screen, Windbreak
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.
Foliage Color Blue-green
Companion Plants Dwarf Ninebark (Physocarpus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Salvia (Salvia)
CARE
Care 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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.