Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce
A living Christmas Tree!
Hey, hey, hey! It’s Fat Albert…Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Fat Albert')! Ok. We may have just dated ourselves with that, but we couldn’t resist. Great TV cartoon character, even greater landscape tree.
Like the name suggests, this is a thick, full, chunky evergreen that is made to fill up empty corners and bare spots. It only grows 15’ tall but almost 10’ wide. This super hardy tree is perfect for smaller gardens where other blue spruce might overtake the yard.
Fat Albert has the classic blue-green needles of a Blue Spruce tree, but not nearly the height. You can use it in your front yard, in your borders, as a foundation planting, or to cover your backyard fence. Use a row of them to create a fantastic screen or sound barrier. This is also a great choice for a living Christmas Tree, either potted and brought inside or covered in lights and snow in your yard.
Fat Albert looks great with any other conifer, pine or evergreen. Try it in a rock garden or as the focal point of your front yard flower bed.
This is a very hardy tree that even shakes off roadway salt. It looks great year-round with no coddling necessary. It looks especially good in rustic or country garden settings, but we’ve also seen it used very effectively in amazing modern gardens.
Fat Albert Blue Spruce is a perfect addition to any sized garden. Order yours from Nature Hills today!
* Easy care
* No pruning necessary
* Native selection
* Dramatic blue-green color for an evergreen
* Windbreak and screener
* Year-round interest
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'|
|Mature Height||30 - 40 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Moisture||Additional water when dry|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|