Fat Albert Spruce

Fat Albert Spruce

Picea pungens ‘Fat Albert’

Features & Specs

Max Elevation: 8,000 ft.
Hardiness: zones 3-7
Mature Height x Spread: 20’+ x 10′
Growth Rate: Moderate, can grow up to 12″ annually in optimal conditions.
Foliage: Very compact, steel blue needles with somewhat upright branching habit. Prized for its excellent dense cone shape and wide spread.
Bloom: Non-flowering


Specimen, Accent, Screening, Naturalization, Winter Interest, Wind/Sound Barrier (can be massed for this purpose)
Tolerates: Deer, Rabbits, Drought, Air Pollution
Municipality Use:

Planting & Maintenance

Sun: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Amend soil when planting
Water: All new plant material needs regular watering – see our Post Planting Guide. Once established will tolerate long periods of drought and require little supplemental watering
Special Considerations: This cultivar typically grows faster than other Colorado Spruce varieties. Don’t over water
Maintenance: Pruning is not recommended. If branches are troublesome, prune selectively

Above information is brought to you by Silver Sage staff from personal experience and knowledge. This information is tailored specifically for growing conditions on the Front Range. Particular recommendations may vary depending on location and other planting situations.

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