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Fat Albert Blue Spruce

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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.

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Latin Name: Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'
Plant Type: Conifer, Tree
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Exposure: Part to Full Sun
Deer Resistant: Yes
Mature Height: 40 Ft full mature, 10-15 Ft in 10 Years
Mature Width: 20 Feet full mature, 10-15 Ft in 10 Years
Recommended Spacing: 6 ft Apart
Growth Rate: Slow
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2-8
Habit: Pyramidal
Foliage Color: Blue-Green
Water Needs: Average
Maintenance: Easy
Additional attribute:
Attracts Birds
Native to North America
Year-round Interest
Landscape Uses:
Container, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden, Wildlife Garden, Windbreak

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The deer resistant blue spruce will thrive in either full or partial sun in fertile, moist, well-drained soils, but tolerates dry conditions better than most other spruces. Avoid pruning it too extremely, as new growth won’t sprout from areas of dead wood where no needles are present. 

Its pyramidal shape makes it the ideal choice for a single outdoor specimen tree intended to be decorated at the holidays. You may even be able to keep a blue spruce in a large container for several years, bringing it indoors for just a few days during the Christmas season rather than having to purchase a cut tree. Its natural wind resistance also makes it ideal—when several specimens are planted in a protecting rank—for privacy screening or a windbreak.  

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