Picea pung. ‘Fat Albert’
semi dwarf dense pyramidal form of blue spruce with bright blue foliage
comes 3-4′, 4-5′ feet tall and larger
P. pungens – Colorado Spruce – This conical to columnar tree from the Rocky Mountains from Wyoming to Colorado grows 50-100′ feet tall and 15′ feet wide. It has scaly, gray bark and thick, orange brown shoots. It produces stiff, thick, sharp pointed, 4 sided, bluish gray green leaves, ½-1 1/4″ long, arranged radially on the shoots, curve upward, and are covered in glaucous wax. Cylindrical, green, later pale brown female cones are 3-5″ long with flexible scales.
evergreen tree – Grow in any deep, moist but well drained, ideally neutral to acidic soil in full sun. It will not withstand polluted environments.