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Western Zones
James Carrier


1. Colorado Blue Spruce ‘Fat Albert’ (Picea pungens glauca ‘Fat Albert’)
Description: Formal shape and elegant branching habit with bluish foliage
Growth Rate and Height: Slow-growing and small (10 to 15 feet tall and 10 to 12 feet wide)
Zones: 2–7

2. Grand Fir (Abies grandis ‘Johnsonii’)
Description: Tall and narrow with soft, deep-green, long needles on uniformly spaced branches
Growth Rate and Height: Fast-growing and large (65 feet tall and 10 feet wide)
Zones: 4–7

3. Nordmann Fir (Abies nordmanniana)
Description: Symmetrical, densely branched, cone-shaped tree; excellent choice for containers
Growth Rate and Height: Moderate-growing and medium (30 to 50 feet tall and 20 feet wide)
Zones: 4–7

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