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Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'

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Evergreen Trees

  • Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce
  • Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce
  • Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce

    It's the wax on the spruce's needles that create its color, this color may vary seasonally if the wax is worn away from weather elements like snow, hot sun or other exposure.

  • Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce

* Images shown are of mature plants

Why Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce Trees?

  • Rich, silver-blue foliage
  • Neat pyramidal form (perfect for a living Christmas tree!)
  • Manageable growth and mature size
Regular price $99.95 Sale price

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Product Details

Mature Height: 10-15 ft. after 10 years; 40 ft. at maturity
Mature Width: 10 ft. after 10 years; 20 ft. at maturity
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Slow
Botanical Name: Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 2-8 outdoors
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      2-8 outdoors

Growing Zones: 2-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -40℉)

Product Description

Rich Blue Foliage on a Naturally Pyramidal Form

Create a stunning backdrop with the Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce. This evergreen conifer features rich blue needles and a naturally pyramidal form, making it a perfect pick for a living Christmas tree. In garden beds and landscapes, its bold blue color provides an excellent contrast for trees and bushes with greener foliage.

A variety of Colorado Blue Spruce, Fat Albert is a popular tree for colder regions, thriving in zones 2-8. It grows upright, with full branches radiating horizontally from the ground for a striking shape. Its branches feature dense needles in a rich silver-blue, making the tree stand out in your lawn or garden.

This Spruce is a slow grower, so you'll get bold landscape statement without an overwhelming size. The Fat Albert Colorado Spruce reaches 10-15 feet tall and wide within 10 years, and will eventually grow 40 feet tall and 20 feet wide. It's a great option for filling bare corners or adding height in a garden of low-growing plants or dwarf conifers.

The best part? This easy-growing Spruce couldn't be less work. It's extremely cold-hardy and tolerant of many soil conditions, as well as road salt and urban pollution.

This good-looking evergreen tree is a must-have in any garden. Get yours today!

Why is Better

Our Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruces are nurtured with care before they ship to your door - for better branching, better color, and better long-term results than ever before.

Plus, we never ship bare-root - your Fat Albert Spruce will arrive in nutrient-rich soil, planted and grown for months ahead of shipping so you get a tree that's ready to thrive in your landscape.

This eye-catching spruce tree will add unique color and stately shape to your landscape. Get your Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce Tree today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: First, select an area with full to partial sunlight and well-drained soil. When planting, dig a hole for each tree that is three times as wide as the root ball but just as deep. You don’t need to add anything to the planting hole. Place the tree, fill in around the tree with the same soil you took out when initially digging the hole. Finally, tamp down as you fill to cut back on any air pockets from forming, water the tree, then mulch to conserve moisture.

2. Watering: Spruce trees prefer evenly moist, well-draining soil, but can tolerate some drought once established. Water your Colorado Spruce Tree deeply and regularly each week, more often in hot or dry climates. Not sure when to water? Check the soil 2 inches down and water when dry to the touch.

3. Fertilizing: Your Colorado Blue Spruce should not need any extra fertilizer, but you can feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

4. Pruning: Pruning isn't necessary for this naturally graceful grower, although you can prune to remove dead or damaged branches and shape as needed.

Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 2nd
Zone 5 Week of April 11th
Zone 6 Week of March 28th
Zones 6 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$78.99 $19.95
$79.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$128.99 $29.95
$129.00-$148.99 $39.95
$149.00-$178.99 $49.95

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Tina J.
United States United States
I recommend this product

A beautiful addition

This tree arrived in great condition and a beautiful blue hued tree. We are planning on using it as a living Christmas tree. When it gets too tall to decorate it will still be a beautiful addition to the landscape. It really stands out among our wooded lot as a centerpiece. Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce Review
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I recommend this product

Love it

It worked out well I wish It was bigger but I guess there’s a reason there weren’t larger ones available

United States United States
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Beautiful for Christmas

I purchased this tree to have as a truly living Christmas tree. It did beautifully over Christmas without dropping any needles and is now outside in a pot and still looks beautiful.

United States United States
I recommend this product

Baby blue

Excellent thank you ❤️

Sebastián P.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Blue Spruce

Overall experience was excellent; easy to select and transition was smooth. Received package with my trees and planted them. Lot less expensive than local nurseries.