Southern heat can provide challenges for many types of needled evergreens including spruce trees. We have worked extensively for many years with spruce and have identified several varieties that handle Southern heat well.
Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce holds it’s bright blue color throughout the year and exhibits an unusual tolerance for heat and drought once established. As it’s name implies, it is a fatter cultivar and is great for adding this unusual color and texture to southern landscapes.
Full sun to partial sun locations are ideal and care must be given to keep this plant from getting too dry during long droughts. Home and Garden Landscapes grows this cultivar and highly recommends it for inclusion in the landscape.