PINE, VANDERWOLFâS (Pinus flexilis âVanderwolfs Pyramidâ) Ht 20-25 ft, Spd 10-15 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Attractive, dark green pinnately compound leaves with silvery undersides. This is one of the hardiest ornamental pears. Norway maples are hard wooded and less susceptible to storm damage. White flowers bloom in early spring before the leaves emerge. The fall color varies but usually is deep scarlet. Some areas of Colorado fall as low as zone 3, with an average annual minimum temperature of 40 degrees below zero. Hand dug trees have a very low survival rate in sizes larger than about four feet. Try this unique new crabapple with an upright spreading habit and beautiful reddish-purple, cutleaf foliage. CRAB, INDIAN MAGIC (Malus âIndian Magicâ) Ht 15 ft, Spd 15 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Suffers from many diseases wherever it grows. COVID UPDATE: When shopping at our Nursery we ask that customers please maintain space between other customers and our staff. Used to provide color contrast in border plantings or as a showy specimen. WILLOW, GLOBE (Salix matsudana âNavajoâ)Ht 35ft, Spd 30ft. RADIANT (Malus âRadiantâ) Ht 20-30 ft, Spd 20-30 ft. Full sun, moderate water needs. As the plant matures, needles drop from lower branches exposing a gray bark. Upright, pyramidal shape. CRAB, CENTURION (Malus âcenturionâ) Ht 15 ft, Spd 12-15 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. This tree was selected for its straight growth habit atypical of the species. The name comes from the long bean-shaped fruit. Seedless. A selection from the Cheyenne Experimental Station that is very columnar in habit. Dark gray deeply furrowed bark. Seedless male clone that does not attract the boxelder bug. COTTONWOOD, HIGHLAND COTTONLESS (Populus acu. ELM, ALCOLADE (Ulmus japonica x wilsoniana âMortonâ) Ht 50-70 ft, Spd 40-60 ft. Tolerates full sun, low to moderate water needs. An upright growing disease and pest resistant cottonwood well suited to sites with limited space. Grows 20â in 30 years, on average, but the size is quite variable. Englemann spruce is found in Colorado’s Rockies, growing at high elevation, up to 12,000 feet near the alpine tree line. Cottonwood with large, dark green, rust-resistant leaves. A broad-leafed cottonwood with an upright habit and great branching even when young. A s any Colorado gardener can attest to, the state’s unpredictable climate requires special accommodations to make it through the volatile growing season. The bark ranges in color from polished amber to dark red-brown, with a striking metallic sheen. “Sometimes called the gambel … … Great for a specimen in a hot dry area. This is a native to Yugoslaviaâs Bosnian Mountains. The fruit is edible and attracts wildlife. Panicles, 12-15â long, of small, fragrant yellow flowers cover this tree in mid summer. Clusters of white flowers appear in May followed by glossy red Â¼â fruits that persist into winter. The color varies from dark green to bluish-green. PINE, AUSTRIAN DWARF (Pinus nigra ânanaâ) Ht 15 ft, Spd 10 ft. Full sun to part shade, low water needs (xeric). This tree has the potential to replace the Canada Red Chokecherry in the nursery trade, especially for those who don’t want the maintenance issues of removing numerous suckers each and every year. Many specimens are mistaken for blue spruce. HACKBERRY (Celtis occidentalis) Ht 40-60 ft, Spd 30-60 ft. Full sun to part shade, low water needs (xeric). OHIO BUCKEYE (Aesculus glabra) Ht 30-50 ft, Spd 20-30 ft. Full sun, low to moderate water needs. One of the most cold hardy of the âcalleryâ pears. LINDEN, GLENLEVEN (Tila cordata âGlenlevenâ) Ht 45 ft, Spd 30 ft. Full sun to part sun, low to moderate water needs. It does best in a protected location, as it is subject to winter burn. Tolerates dry soils very well. SPRUCE, FAT ALBERT (Picea pungens âFat Albertâ) Ht 30-40 ft, Spd 20-25 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. A beautiful tree. Native to much of our area, pinon is a dense, slow grower-about six inches a year is normal. Moderate water needs, full to part sun. The original selection was made from the Cheyenne Research Station. This upright crab spreads with age. LOCUST, PURPLE ROBE (Robinia Psuedoacacia âPurple Robeâ) Ht 30-40 ft, Spd: 25-35 ft. Tolerates full to part sun, low to moderate water needs. Species requiring medium to high moisture occur along watercourses throughout all zones. CRAB, ROYAL RAINDROPS (Malus âJFS-WK5â (PP 14375)) Ht 20-25 ft, Spd 15-20 ft. Tolerates full sun, low to moderate water needs. Clusters of showy white flowers appear in April, followed by a tasty, purplish-black, blueberry-like fruit. CLOSED Saturday & Sunday, View the list of our trees below, or search our trees, Perennials, Groundcovers, & Ornamental Grass Guide. vertical growth habit; willow-like leaves, fast-growing, broad, irregular canopy; triangular. Colorado Springs possesses a unique climate, and that can make for a challenge when looking for trees that will thrive in your landscape. where you want a new tree or shrub to grow, and we'll help you make the best choice. PEAR, MOUNTAIN FROST (Pyrus ussuriensis ‘Bailfrost’)Ht 20-30 ft, Spd 15-20 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. A broad oval tree when mature with dark glossy green foliage turning radiant yellow in the fall. Young branches have glossy dark red-brown to cinnamon-brown exfoliating bark. Papery pods shaped like Chinese lanterns appear in July and persist until November turning from green to yellow or red, then brown. A small upright plum with dark brown, to almost black bark. Can grow over a wide range in the Western US. COTTONWOOD, SANTA FE COTTONLESS (Populus simonii) Ht 35 ft, Spd 25 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Colorado's environment, however, is ideal for a number of fruit trees. This is a hybrid maple that grows into an excellent pyramid-oval form. Providing trusted, practical education to help you solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. Medium green summer leaves turn yellow to orange in the fall. We have seen these growing beautifully up to 9000 ft. elevation in natural and man-made plantings. The attractive fruit is persistent. JUNIPER, SKYROCKET (Juniperus scopulorum âSkyrocketâ) Ht 15-20 ft, Spd 3-4 ft. Full sun, low water needs (xeric). Great tree for this area with good fall color. The Mountain Frost Pear is a vigorous grower with an upright shape. In the wild it suckers and spreads to form lovely drifting colonies. Characteristic corky knobbed bark texture. It’s on the larger size, usually growing to around 100 feet, though it has been found in places to be over 200 feet tall. Got it pictured? Collins Selectâ) Ht 20-25 ft, Spd 15-25 ft. Straight growing tree with medium green leaves turning bright yellow in fall. Good resistance to leaf blight. JUNIPER, MEDORA (Juniperus scopulorum âMedoraâ) Ht 16-20 ft, Spd 4-5 ft. Full sun, low water needs (xeric). GOLDEN RAIN TREE (Koelreuteria paniculata) Ht 30-40 ft, Spd 30-40 ft. Full sun, low to moderate water needs. Beautiful pink flowers. Small tree or large shrub, native to the southern Rocky Mountains. Employment | JUNIPER, BLUE ARROW (Juniperus virginiana âBlue Arrowâ) Ht 12-16 ft, Spd: 2-4 ft. Full sun, low water needs (xeric). A Colorado native. PEAR, BURGUNDY USSARIAN (Pyrus ussuriensis âBurgundyâ) Ht 20-25 ft, Spd 15-25 ft. Full sun, low to moderate water needs. This particular hybrid is adaptable to most soil conditions making it a great selection for our soils. This is a selection of the Japanese Lilac tree that flowers at a younger age, but a more compact form. OAK, WAVYLEAF (Quercus undulata) Ht 10-20 ft, Spd 10-15 ft. Full sun, low water needs (xeric). CRAB. Yellow fall color. A large shade tree with a narrow habit when young, maturing to an open broad spreading crown. Fragrant white flowers in late June followed by seed pods. Clusters of white flowers in spring, glossy green foliage. 5 go-to trees that are perfect for Colorado Front Range gardens. The following is a list of tree species NOT recom-mended for the Eastern Plains of Colorado: Species NOT recommended Every Hoopsi is that color. In general, you will have more success by selecting varieties with shorter growing seasons. This juniper is very durable in heat, cold, salt and drought. MAPLE, SENSATION (Acer negundo âSensationâ) Ht 40-50 ft, Spd 30-40 ft. Full sun to part shade, low water needs (xeric and very adaptable). The Plains life zone, 3,500 to 5,500 feet, is located in eastern Colorado where the majority of Colorado’s population resides. Just about any of the deciduous fruit trees, such as apples, pears, apricots, sweet and tart cherries, peaches, nectarines, and plums can be grown in Colorado. COTTONWOOD, STRAIGHT PLAINS COTTONLESS (Populus sargentii âJeronimusâ) Ht 70-80 ft, Spd 40-50 ft. Full sun to part shade, moderate water needs. In mid to late summer the whole tree begins to glow as the very abundant 1/5â cherry-like dark red fruits ripen. The leaves will turn red to orange in the fall. Another option would be to carefully wash off the media from the container grown plant and plant it bare root. Hardy to 8000 ft, where it grows in beautiful groves that may cover entire mountainsides. Peaches and nectarines also grow well but suffer damage at minus 12 to minus 14 degrees unless planted in sheltered locations. Fast growing oval headed tree that spreads with maturity. FIR, WHITE (Abies concolor) Ht 70 ft, Spd 25 ft. Full sun or part shade, moderate water. However, there are some fruit trees and fruit bushes that thrive in Colorado weather. Upright spreading form with green foliage and golden yellow bark. JUNIPER, BLUE POINT (Juniperus chinensis âBlue Pointâ) Ht 8 ft, Spd 4 ft. Full sun, low water needs (xeric). Rich blue color to the needles with ascending branch tips. MAPLE, BIGTOOTH (Acer grandidentatum) Ht 30-40 ft, Spd 20-25 ft. Full sun to part shade, low water needs (xeric). The leaves will also hang on the tree providing some winter interest. Native Rocky Mountain oak with a shrubby growth habit but may also grow as a small tree to 30 ft. Glossy green leaves turn a golden yellow to an occasional orange or red in fall. White flower. These trees tolerate heavy snow, and do well in windy locations. CRAB, SARGENT TINA (Malus âsargentiiâ) Ht 6-8 ft, Spd 10-12 ft. Full sun to part shade, moderate water needs. A good choice when you lack the space for a Colorado spruce. Nearly as broad as tall and forms a broad, open, round topped crown. Prefers well drained soils, and will tolerate dry conditions. Non-Discrimination Statement | The foliage is a dark green color. Suitable for planting where space is limited. The branches often droop due to the numerous slender terminating branches. OAK, NORTHERN PIN (Quercus ellipsoidalis)Ht 50-70 ft, Spd 30-40 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Pyramidal to oval in its youth, gradually maturing into a broad crowned tree with a massive trunk and very stout branches. Superior drought tolerance. PINE, BRISTLECONE (FOXTAIL) (Pinus aristata) Ht 20-30 ft, Spd 12-20 ft. Full sun, low water needs (xeric). A selection of Colorado Spruce. Under favorable climatic and environmental conditions, the deciduous trees can even grow up to a fascinating height of 80 feet (24 meters). Is resistant to elm leaf beetle feeding. CRAB, ROYAL BEAUTY WEEPING (Malus âRoyal BeautYâ) Ht 5 ft, Spd 6 ft. Purplish-black berries were favorites of Native American tribes. The smallest tree on the list is a Japanese Tree Lilac. Very symmetrical, pyramidal evergreen native to the Rocky Mountains. The fall color is a bright burgundy-red. This pine has a straight, well-branched pyramid form in youth becoming irregular and picturesque with age. Small tree or large shrub, with five-lobed dark green leaves turning shades of yellow, orange or red in the fall. *J. Klett, Colorado State University Extension landscape and horticulture specialist; B. Fahey, Jefferson County Extension natural resources/horticulture agent; R. Cox, Arapahoe County Extension horticulture agent., retired, and I. Shonle, Gilpin County Extension Director/Agent. Native plant gardens are wildlife habitats and each plant contributes to the biodiversity of the state. They become susceptible to rot as they age which may cause the tree to fall apart. Yellow in the fall. This serviceberry has an upright habit making it a good selection for areas where a small attractive tree is needed. Some communities regulate landscape appearance or the type of plants that may be used. More drought tolerant than most spruce. Dark green foliage with yellow fall color. Bushy, irregularly shaped, pine with dark green needles dotted with white pitch. It’s a native evergreen shrub that grows to 3 to 5 feet wide and 8 to 24 inches high. The bark is gray and becomes more furrowed with age, the uniform branches add a nice red color to the tree for winter interest. Dr. Klett prefers the scrub oak tree for yards. CRAB, BRANDYWINE (Malus âBrandywineâ) Ht 20-30 ft, Spd 20-25 ft. Full sun to part shade, moderate water needs. Above is the map of the USDA Colorado hardiness zones. Statuesque crown. Since its introduction by Schmidt in 1989, this selection has proven to stay tighter in form than the typical fastigiate English Oak. Green foliage in the summer turns and outstanding gold/red in the fall. Webmaster | and bark, so the planting site should be amended with some organic material. It is usually grown as a multi-stemmed tree. The Triumph Elm is a very rapid grower with an upright oval to vase shape growth habit. Withstands drought conditions very well. This is a beautiful small native tree with glossy, cherry-brown bark dotted with white lenticels. PLUM, AMERICAN (Prunus Americana)Ht 10-12 ft, Spd 10-12 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. The Corkbark can grow as tall as 100â. Dense branching creates a full pyramidal form in the mature tree, but young trees grow so fast they are often more âopenâ than Colorado spruce. Outstanding, profuse bloomer with dark rose-pink, fragrant flowers covering the tree in late springs/ early summer. Russian Hawthorn ( Crataegus ambigua ) Although not native to our area, this 2011 CSU Plant Select variety grows very well in Colorado, even at higher elevations of 7,500 feet or more. Russian Hawthorn is a small, attractive, broad-headed tree with a moderate growth rate. Can produce pods which persist throughout winter. Dark green foliage with yellow fall color. Specimens have been observed to 50â. Similarly, a Colorado blue spruce should not be planted on a south-facing slope, where a significant amount of additional moisture would be required. Vigorous grower and hardier that Calleryana pear selections. MOUNTAIN ASH, NATIVE (Sorbus scopulina) Ht 15-20 ft, Spd 18-20 ft. Full sun, low to moderate water needs. MAPLE, HEDGE (Acer campestre) Ht 25-30 ft, Spd 25-30 ft. Full sun, low to moderate water needs. Good sour cherry varieties include Montmorency, Early Richmond, Hansen bush cherry, Nanking, Meteor and Montmore. MAPLE, AMUR /GINNALA FLAME (Acer ginnala) Ht 15-20 ft, Spd 15-20 ft. Full sun to part shade, low water needs (xeric). An improved Schwedler Maple with red leaves in thespring, turning to dark green for the summer. An outstanding slow-growing Rocky Mountain native. Deep pink flowers with dark green foliage. No endorsement of products mentioned is intended nor is criticism implied of products not mentioned. Key factors to consider are tree hardiness, the length of time of cold dormancy, growing season length requirements, and disease susceptibility. It continues to be one of the better trees for Front Range community. CHERRY, LITTLE TWIST FLOWERING (Prunus incisa âLittle Twistâ) Ht 6-10 ft, Spd 6-10 ft. Tolerates full sun. CRAB, THUNDERCHILD (Malus âThunderchildâ) Ht 15-20 ft, Spd 15-20 ft. Full sun to part shade, moderate water needs. Fall color varies from brown to yellow to burgundy-red. Buy Colorado Fruit Trees, Nut Tree, Shade tree, Bamboo Plant, Grape Vines, Flowering Trees, and Berry Plants. Grow the Northpole in a pot and the fruit grows on a single sturdy stem! The Triumph Elm is a cross between the Vanguard Elm and the Accolade Elm. Acorns Â¾â to 1Â½â are enclosed by a heavily fringed cap. The local climate and how it affects the growing season is one of the main things to keep in mind when planning a Colorado garden. Mountain Flowers Flowers are the final piece that can tie together the visual aspects of your landscaping project. A small, uniform growing globe usually grafted to a 3â standard. CATALPA, PURPUREA (Catalpa bignonioides) Ht 40-50 ft, Spd 40-50 ft. Part shade to full sun, low to moderate water needs. Long needles with open branches. The silver-gray needles are usually 1-1 Â½ inches long and typically point upward. Produces beautiful upright panicles of fragrant, cream white flowers in early to mid-June. It will display an erect pyramidal to columnar form with fine textured dense rich green foliage. Perhaps one of the most vigorous cordata. Even if a plant is listed for a particular life zone, the aspect (north, south, east, or west facing) of the proposed site should match the moisture requirement. Needles angle more from the branches and needles on the top growth lay tight against the leader. This cross between Silver Maple and Red Maple is one of the hardiest available. Strong branch development stands up well in snow. The young English Oak will start out in a pyramidal form, but mature as a large, massive, round-topped tree. The bark color is an attractive reddish-orange and shows itself to advantage on the well-developed strong branches. These are true lilacs, but their globe shape is much taller than the ... Russian Hawthorn. Similar in size and color variation to blue spruce but with more layered, spaced branching. Rabbits and deer seldom eat it. Its foliage is at first green which changes to a deep purple as the season progresses. Rose red flowers. Grow it in full sun and average to moist well-drained soil. KENTUCKY COFFEE TREE (Gymnocladus dioica) Ht 50-60 ft, Spd 40-50 ft. Full Sun, low water needs (xeric). Learn more about us or about our partners. Leaves are bronze-green with good fall color. The birds love this tree. Requires ample room for growth. The light green foliage turns yellow in the fall. CRAB, CORALBURST (Malus âCoralcoleâ) Ht 10-15 ft, Spd 10-15 ft. Full sun to part shade, moderate water needs. A fine, fast growing tree. HONEYLOCUST, TRUESHADE/SHADEMASTER SEEDLESS (Gleditsia triacanthos inermis âTrueshadeâ) Ht 45-50 ft, Spd 35-45 ft. Full sun to part shade, low water needs (xeric). Coloradans can grow marijuana in their homes for personal use. Tiny reddish purple, sweet cherry-like berries that birds love ripen in late summer. The maroon Â½â fruits are persistent. Remarkable clusters of crimson flowers with a white star in the center are surrounded by glossy green leaves. Branches are uniformly spaced. If a site has a non-native landscape that MAPLE, STATE STREETâ¢ (Acer mivabei âMortonâ) Ht 30-40 ft, Spd 20-30 ft. Tolerates full sun, low to moderate water needs. The flowers appear in late April to early May and are white with red centers. Fragrant blossoms are followed by 1Â½â yellow-green apples which can make good jelly. A sport from âDolgoâ with medium green foliage and yellow bark color, âSpring Snowâsâ main claim is that it bears no fruit. The narrow crown enables this tree to be used in tight overhead spaces. A dense, stoutly-pyramidal pine with a uniform crown becoming more open with age. Prefers well-drained soils. SERVICEBERRY, ROBIN HILL (Amelanchier X grandiflora ‘Robin Hill’)Ht 25 ft, Spd 12-15 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Its slender, ascending branches give âProfusionâ an upright rounded form. Cold hardy to -30F. The tree has an oval upright growth habit, that is great for areas where a narrow tree is needed. Will do better in lighter soils. It can be used as a medium screen, or as a formal specimen. A dense, pyramidal shape and spicy, fragrant flowers in June to July make this a desirable tree. Produces a tan samara fruit in late summer to fall. Tolerates both dry conditions and alkaline soils. Showy creamy white flowers are borne in 4-6â long upright panicles in early June. Can be grown as a small single stem, or attractive multi-stemmed tree. A symmetrical, compact variety of thornless, seedless, honeylocust. Equal Opportunity | It has deep, reddish pink flowers and reddish bronze leaves. For example, a Colorado blue spruce, which has a high moisture requirement, should not be sited with plants of dissimilar water needs. Fast growing. When correctly sited, they can be ideal plants for a sustainable landscape that requires reduced external inputs such as watering, fertilizing, and pruning. “MANZANITA COLORADO. CSU A-Z Search A plus for this tree is itâs good to excellent disease resistance for all enemies of the crabapple family: scab, fire blight, rust, and mildew. All of these crops can handle minus 25 degrees F winter temperatures, with the exception of peaches … Most widely planted of evergreens. The leaves are a dark green color with serrated edges that will turn a burgundy-red color in the fall. Rapid urbanization in the state is reducing biodiversity as habitat is removed for building and road construction. Our unique soil and environmental conditions can be difficult to understand, and oftentimes requires the advice of a professional. Great for smaller yards where space is limited but a shade tree is needed. Trees vary in many shades of color from bright green to silver-blue. Kentucky Coffee Tree. CSU Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. Bright green, pinnately compound foliage turns gold in the fall. Imperial is more compact and uniform than other honeylocusts and works well in smaller landscapes or as a street tree. requires additional inputs (such as an irrigated landscape on the plains), dry land native plants can be used in non-irrigated pockets within the non-native landscape. A Colorado native tree can be described as existing in Colorado prior to European settlement. Sour cherry trees are not only self-pollinators, but are suited for cooler climates like those found in eastern Colorado. An improved selection with tight, bright blue foliage and a very narrow, upright form. MAPLE, AUTUMN BLAZE (Acer x fremanii âJeffersredâ) Ht 40-50 ft, Spd 30-40 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Ponderosa and Austrian growing side by side will look the same more often than not. ELM, TRIUMPH (Ulmus âMorton Glossyâ) Ht 50-60 ft, Spd 35-40 ft. Tolerates full sun, low to moderate water needs. This tree has an excellent resistance to the Dutch elm disease. Seitz is Colorado’s state soil. The Â¼â fruit is dark red but sparse. They turn red to orange in fall putting on an attractive display. Moderate water needs, full sun to part shade. The leaves are green throughout the season and turn an outstanding red in the fall. Very adaptable to varying soil conditions and tolerates clay soils. A small tree or large shrub native to the Southwest. American Hornbeam. Upright growth habit. SPRUCE, COLORADO (Picea pungens) Ht 50-80 ft, Spd 25-35 ft. Full sun to part shade, moderate water needs. The narrow, willow-like leaves are light green in summer turning golden yellow in fall. The branches and trunk become âmuscledâ with age adding character to older specimens. Tolerant of both dry and alkaline soils. The tree is very adaptable to many growing conditions. More blue in light shade. If you are high risk please take advantage of our Pre-Thanksgiving Christmas Tree hours or slower times that are usually Monday-Thursday from 9am to 3pm.Â Our peak hours are usually afternoon/evening and on weekends.Â We look forward to serving our wonderful customers and kicking off a beautiful Christmas Season! A very tough and hardy tree that will adapt to a wide range of soil conditions including desert. Excellent fastigate form for tight spaces or to make a strong vertical impact. The leaves turn red in the fall. 1â acorn is a shiny light brown in color. HAWTHORN, TOBA (Crataegusx mordenensis âTobaâ) Ht 15-20 ft, Spd 15-18 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Japanese Tree Lilac. Colorado’s Major Tree Species Colorado’s major tree species include bristlecone pine, Colorado blue spruce, Douglas-fir, Engelmann spruce, limber pine, lodgepole pine, narrowleaf cottonwood, quaking aspen, piñon pine, plains cottonwood, ponderosa pine, Rocky Mountain juniper, subalpine fir and white fir. SkyrocketÂ® provides a uniformly narrow shape, excellent for street plantings. Dense forests of Subalpine fir and Engelmann spruce dominate the subalpine zone at 9,500 to 11,500 feet. Tolerant of alkaline soils. The light green foliage turns scarlet-orange in the fall. The tree produces a small green non-showy flower in the spring before the leaves emerge. Characterized by rounded, thick, leathery simple to occasionally compounded leaves. Small inconspicuous flowers are followed by a very showy, 4-lobed, pink to red capsule fruit that holds well after the leaves drop. This crabapple is columnar in its youth, maturing to a vase-shaped specimen with single, dark red flowers followed by persistent, deep red Â½â fruit. White flowers appear in spring followed by clusters of red fruit. This unique tree has interesting zigzagging branches, hence the name little twist. This is the narrowest of the Linden cultivars. Light pink flowers. Popular old standby. A grafted clone of Colorado spruce. SERVICEBERRY, SHADBLOW (Amelanchier canadensis) Ht 6-20+ ft, Spd 8-12 ft. Full sun to part shade, low water needs (xeric). “Colorado is not the easiest place to have a garden or a landscape or grow anything,” Harris says. PINE, PONDEROSA (Pinus ponderosa) Ht 50-60 ft, Spd 20-40 ft. Full sun, low water needs(xeric). The Foothills life zone occurs from 5,500 to 8,000 feet and is dominated by dry land shrubs such as Gambel oak and mountain-mahogany, and in southern and western Colorado, piñon-juniper woodlands and sagebrush. This mixture of organic matter and clay loam is found covering 350,000 acres. JUNIPER, MOONGLOW (Juniperus scopulorum âMoonglowâ) Ht 16-20 ft, Spd 8-12 ft. Full sun, low water needs (xeric). CHERRY, CANADA RED (Prunus virginiana âCanada Redâ) Ht 20-25 ft, Spd 18-20 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. The dark green summer leaves turn to clear yellow in the fall. CSU Extension - A division of the Office of Engagement. This tree has good resistance to fireblight. 5 Except where noted, plants prefer full sun. Outstanding crimson-red fall color. Also check my one-page "Instant Tree Finder," a one-page guide to the conifers. By understanding your planting zone for Colorado, you will be more successful in your efforts to create a wonderful garden. Privacy Statement | HAWTHORN, RUSSIAN (Crataegus ambigua) Ht 15-25 ft, Spd 20-25 ft. Full sun to part shade, low water needs (xeric). light green needles, persistent cones; tall. Will not self-seed. They appear in 8â-12â upright panicles. Branchlets are stout. CHOKECHERRY, SUCKER PUNCH RED-LEAF (Prunus x virginiana âP002sâ) Ht 20-30 ft, Spd 18-20 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Silver maples will grow well in loamy soil with neutral pH or a sandy soil. As with other xeric plants, ponderosa should be planted above grade if in a sprinkled lawn area. The reddish-orange bark of mature trees and sparse foliage have their own charm. Native trees should not be collected from the wild because this reduces the biodiversity and causes a disturbed area that may be invaded by weeds. It has upright growth habit that becomes more oval with age. Fall color is often yellow but at times develops a brilliant orange-red to reddish brown. A small tree producing fragrant white flowers in loose drooping racemes. Bright red elongated fruit is of unusual shape and makes this tree beautiful in fall. Fast growing oak with a broad-spreading, open crown. 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