Consider a “Fat Albert” Colorado Blue spruce if you want a bit of height AND a splash of color, this spruce variety doing it all. “Fat Albert’s” main claim to fame is its improved color, much more striking than the species. If planted in a large bed surrounded by typical plant material, this spruce will really stand out. It grows to only 10 to 15 feet tall or so at a slow to moderate rate, so a ‘tree’ you can enjoy closer to your house for a very long time. String some lights on it in December and you have an instant outdoor Christmas tree. The Fat Albert is deer resistant, so use with confidence that your yard will not become a ‘salad bar’ for the local deer population. Plant your new Picea in average soil in full to partial sun; be sure to water regularly till it roots a bit more, especially in warmer areas. Hardy to USDA zone 2 and higher so will work in practically any winter location.