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