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Engelmann Spruce vs Fat Albert Spruce

Picea engelmannii

Picea pungens Fat Albert

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Engelmann Spruce
Fat Albert Spruce

Engelmann Spruce is a tall, cold resistant tree native to western North America. This high-altitude mountain tree has characteristic loose, scaly bark ranging in colour from reddish-brown to grey.

Birds such as grouse, woodpeckers, nuthatches and thrushes will call this tree home. As Engelmann Spruce can exceed heights of 100 feet, consumers should note it is too large for a normal city lot.

The Fat Albert Spruce is a cold-hardy evergreen variety with silvery-blue needles, and a large, tear-drop shape. It is deer resistant, and considered a good choice for xeriscaping projects as it is quite drought tolerant.

The Fat Albert Spruce is a Blue Spruce cultivar that was introduced in the late 1970’s by the Iseli Nursery and is named after the fictional character of the same name.

ENGELMANN SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

FAT ALBERT SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: none