Colorado Spruce & 'Fat Albert' Characteristics
The Colorado Spruce has densely packed branches giving the tree a thick, full appearance. The fullness makes it a good border or fencing tree providing plenty of privacy. The silvery-blue needles will help the tree to stand out among other green foliage. It is often planted in the corners of fences or in front lawns as focal points.
Used to the rough terrain of the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado Spruce is tolerant of drought and dry-ish soils, making it perfect for hillsides. These trees are often planted closely together and do well in groups. This tree is also resistant to deer and air pollution and is not prone to disease and insects.
The 'Fat Albert' will only grow a few inches per year when young and will max out at 1' per year if properly cared for. The tree should be watered regularly until established. This tree does not require fertilization and will grow better without it.