Picea pungens 'Fat Albert' - Fat Albert Spruce
Spread: 10-25’ (broadly pyramidal)
Hardiness: Zone 3-7
Foliage: 1” very rigid, bright blue
Growth Rate: Slow-medium, semi-dwarf
Preferred Soil: ph 5.5-7, course and well-drained, adaptable
Common Ailments: Some susceptibility to fungal diseases when enclosed
Attributes: The bright blue foliage is very eye-catching when compared to the glauca strains. A small to average size tree with good uniform density and usually has strong apical dominance.