Slow growing Rocky Mountain native that grows into ancient specimens on exposed slopes in high elevations. Dense, bluish-green foliage. The tree is vigorous, and has a rounded growth habit. Prefers well drained soils. fast-growing, upright, rounded, dense branching; fast-growing; soft, medium to dark green needles; native to southwest, with occurrences in Montezuma. JUNIPER, BLUE ARROW (Juniperus virginiana âBlue Arrowâ) Ht 12-16 ft, Spd: 2-4 ft. Full sun, low water needs (xeric). Compact habit with dense branching and strong terminal leader. A protected spot is best for planting. Attractive yellow to orange fall color and the bright red 5/8â fruit which persist through the winter make this a tree for all seasons. An excellent lawn or street tree with cinnamon colored bark and dark green leaves that are smaller than the Tilia âAmericanaâ and therefore not as susceptible to wind damage. It has a great resistance to the Dutch Elm Disease. Rapid urbanization in the state is reducing biodiversity as habitat is removed for building and road construction. This crabapple is noted for its abundant single pink flowers. Friday & Saturday 9am-8pm Fast growing plant that can provide a quick screen and attracts birds. Glossy dark green foliage changes to yellow in the fall. PEAR, USSARIAN SELECT (Pyrus ussuriensis âFt. CRAB, ROYAL BEAUTY WEEPING (Malus âRoyal BeautYâ) Ht 5 ft, Spd 6 ft. More drought tolerant than most spruce. The original selection was made from the Cheyenne Research Station. This is a selection of the Japanese Lilac tree that flowers at a younger age, but a more compact form. An attractive alternate for aspen groves. Arching limbs and a graceful vase shape characterize this outstanding hybrid. A very hardy and adaptable tree for small areas. This plant will work great in smaller yards, or where any small evergreen tree is needed. The buds are a bright crimson and flowers are followed by dark glossy red 3/8â fruit. Large greenish yellow flowers appear in spring followed by prickly seedpods. A small upright plum with dark brown, to almost black bark. An exciting and beautiful red leafed Chokecherry which doesn’t sucker. Large, green leaves with purplish tints. MOUNTAIN ASH, NATIVE (Sorbus scopulina) Ht 15-20 ft, Spd 18-20 ft. Full sun, low to moderate water needs. Here are three of … Its medium green five-lobed leaves turn yellow in fall. Compact while young, branching out as it matures. Fragrant white flowers in late June followed by seed pods. Weâre a Nursery Family that is excited to grow with our community by creating a remarkable experience and providing beautiful resilient plants produced for our unique environment. Pyramidal to oval in its youth, gradually maturing into a broad crowned tree with a massive trunk and very stout branches. The color varies from dark green to bluish-green. MAPLE, HEDGE (Acer campestre) Ht 25-30 ft, Spd 25-30 ft. Full sun, low to moderate water needs. This is a beautiful small native tree with glossy, cherry-brown bark dotted with white lenticels. Fall color is scarlet red and can be spectacular with the leaves holding on into winter. Small, fragrant, white flowers, in rounded clusters, bloom in early summer. *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. The USDA created plant hardiness zones to act as a guide for gardeners and farmers. SkyrocketÂ® provides a uniformly narrow shape, excellent for street plantings. SERVICEBERRY, SHADBLOW (Amelanchier canadensis) Ht 6-20+ ft, Spd 8-12 ft. Full sun to part shade, low water needs (xeric). vertical growth habit; willow-like leaves, fast-growing, broad, irregular canopy; triangular. Similar to the Hedge Maple with its attractive corky bark. symmetrical, pyramidal shape; for large landscapes; narrow, pyramidal habit, blue-green needles. Colorado Springs possesses a unique climate, and that can make for a challenge when looking for trees that will thrive in your landscape. This serviceberry has an upright habit making it a good selection for areas where a small attractive tree is needed. The tree produces a small green non-showy flower in the spring before the leaves emerge. Can produce fruit and it is a Fort Collins Nursery selection. It has upright growth habit that becomes more oval with age. Very showy, bright silver-blue color. 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. A selection of Colorado Spruce. A selection from the Cheyenne Experimental Station that is very columnar in habit. This elm has a beautiful vase shaped growth habit. They decorate the branches like ornaments for 2-3 weeks and are great for attracting birds. The leaves are green throughout the season and turn an outstanding red in the fall. CATALPA, WESTERN (Catalpa speciosa) Ht 50-60 ft, Spd 30-40 ft. Part shade to full sun, low to moderate water needs. A Norway Maple selection with good branching habits and vigorous growth. Disease resistance is not as good as some other crabs, but no others are fruitless. These native “pocket gardens” can be located in areas such as parkways and next to hardscapes that are difficult to irrigate. Produces a tan samara fruit in late summer to fall. PLUM, PRINCESS KAY (Prunus nigra âPrincess Kayâ)Ht 12-15 ft, Spd 8-10 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Broad, oval head shape, branching better than Silver Maple. The ovate leaves are green in the late spring and summer and turn to stunning red to orange in the fall. Sunday Noon-5pm, WHOLESALE HOURS Can produce pods which persist throughout winter. Fast growing shade tree for extremely harsh sites. “Colorado is not the easiest place to have a garden or a landscape or grow anything,” Harris says. Oval shape with good central leader. Used to provide color contrast in border plantings or as a showy specimen. Can be a large multi-stemmed shrub. Oblong lobed leaves are 5-8â in length, deep green above, whitish and velvety beneath. JUNIPER, SKYROCKET (Juniperus scopulorum âSkyrocketâ) Ht 15-20 ft, Spd 3-4 ft. Full sun, low water needs (xeric). KENTUCKY COFFEE TREE (Gymnocladus dioica) Ht 50-60 ft, Spd 40-50 ft. Full Sun, low water needs (xeric). Needs good drainage and proper watering. The summer foliage is medium to dark green with a fall color ranging from yellow to bronze red. Statuesque crown. Never grows very wide. LINDEN, CORINTHIAN (Tila cordata âCorzamâ) Ht 45 ft, Spd 15 ft. Full sun part shade, low to moderate water needs. Branchlets are stout. Equal Opportunity |
FIR, WHITE (Abies concolor) Ht 70 ft, Spd 25 ft. Full sun or part shade, moderate water. The bark is creamy white and cork-like. MAPLE, AMUR /GINNALA FLAME (Acer ginnala) Ht 15-20 ft, Spd 15-20 ft. Full sun to part shade, low water needs (xeric). Due to Colorado’s variation of elevation and topography, native plants are found in many habitats. It has glossy green leaves through the summer turning to a yellow color in the fall. Perfect as a tall, narrow screen where space is limited. Fall color usually is a very fine orange-red. CRAB, CENTURION (Malus âcenturionâ) Ht 15 ft, Spd 12-15 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. An outstanding slow-growing Rocky Mountain native. The trees listed in Table 1 are grown by some Colorado nurseries and are becoming more available in the commercial sector. JUNIPER, BLUE POINT (Juniperus chinensis âBlue Pointâ) Ht 8 ft, Spd 4 ft. Full sun, low water needs (xeric). Transplants readily. Moderate water needs. Reaches a height of about half of most other uprights. BIRCH, CUTLEAF WEEPING (Betula occidentalis) Ht 15-20 ft, Spd: 15-20 ft. Full sun to part shade, moderate water needs. Key factors to consider are tree hardiness, the length of time of cold dormancy, growing season length requirements, and disease susceptibility. The branches often droop due to the numerous slender terminating branches. A comparable tree to the Colorado Blue Spruce in shape and color. Pyramidal form with strong, sturdy trunk. Vigorous, rapid growth. They turn red to orange in fall putting on an attractive display. Handsome light gray bark and upright habit. American Hornbeam. White flowers in clusters are followed by Â¼â bright red fruit, then a yellow fall color. Dense, upright, and narrowly pyramidal in mature form. Small tree or large shrub, with five-lobed dark green leaves turning shades of yellow, orange or red in the fall. It does best in a protected location, as it is subject to winter burn. Selected from Colorado. MAPLE, DEBORAH NORWAY (Acer platanoides ‘Deborah’) Ht 40-45 ft, Spd 40 ft. Full sun, moderate water needs. Contact your local county Extension office through our County Office List. PINE, VANDERWOLFâS (Pinus flexilis âVanderwolfs Pyramidâ) Ht 20-25 ft, Spd 10-15 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. One of the few trees that are tolerant of high alkaline soils and it has a red-orange fall color. CRAB, PROFUSION (Malus âProfusionâ) Ht 15-20 ft, Spd 15-20 ft. Full sun, low to moderate water needs. It has great resistance to Dutch Elm Disease. Transplants readily into a wide range of soils. Older stems develop an interesting corky bark. Controlled growth with improved branching structure. The Alpine zone above 11,500 feet is a treeless zone made up of grasslands called tundra. They give the tree a finer textured, more delicate appearance. Upright spreading form with green foliage and golden yellow bark. Cold hardy to -30F. COTTONWOOD, HIGHLAND COTTONLESS (Populus acu. Seedless male clone that does not attract the boxelder bug. HONEYLOCUST, SKYLINE SEEDLESS (Gleditsia triacanthos inermis âSkycoleâ) Ht 45-50 ft, Spd 35-40 ft. Full sun to part shade, low water needs (xeric). 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. NOT A HONEYLOCUST! Very symmetrical, pyramidal evergreen native to the Rocky Mountains. Does great in exposed locations. This zone is characterized by semi desert shrublands and piñon pine-juniper woodlands at its upper limit. The bark is silvery grey especially as a young plant. 5 go-to trees that are perfect for Colorado Front Range gardens. Prefers well-drained soils. CRAB, PRAIRIEFIRE (Malus âPrairiefireâ) Ht 20 ft, Spd 20 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Superior drought tolerance. HAWTHORN, RUSSIAN (Crataegus ambigua) Ht 15-25 ft, Spd 20-25 ft. Full sun to part shade, low water needs (xeric). The leaves are a dark green color with serrated edges that will turn a burgundy-red color in the fall. Some areas of Colorado fall as low as zone 3, with an average annual minimum temperature of 40 degrees below zero. Characteristic white bark and golden-yellow, to occasionally orange-red, fall color. MAPLE, EMERALD QUEEN NORWAY (Acer platanoides âEmerald Queenâ) Ht 40-60 ft, Spd 30-40 ft. Full sun to part shade, moderate water needs. MAPLE, STATE STREETâ¢ (Acer mivabei âMortonâ) Ht 30-40 ft, Spd 20-30 ft. Tolerates full sun, low to moderate water needs. It does prefer acid soils, but there are older specimens along the Front Range making this a tree worth a try! Its gnarled habit gives the tree an interesting silhouette. Fragrant flowers of pale pink emerge all along branches in spring followed by striking maroon red foliage. The dark bark with its prominent lenticels provides good winter interest. JUNIPER, COLOGREEN (Juniperus scopulorum âCologreenâ) Ht 16-20 ft, Spd 8-12 ft. Full sun, low water needs (xeric). Good small tree with distinctive characteristics. Russian Hawthorn is a small, attractive, broad-headed tree with a moderate growth rate. JUNIPER, SPARTAN (Juniperus chinensis âSpartanâ) Ht 15-17 ft, Spd 4-5 ft. Full sun, low water needs (xeric). These are true lilacs, but their globe shape is much taller than the ... Russian Hawthorn. Great tree for this area with good fall color. Dark green foliage with yellow fall color. A distinctive ornamental tree. The leaves are a rough textured, dark green, with toothed margins. Creamy white flowers borne in 2-3â wide corymbs in May are followed by showy clusters of brilliant red fruit. We found it 15 years ago and every plant we ever made from it remained sucker freeâ¦Thus it was named Sucker Punch. CHERRY, SUMMERGLOW (MAYDAY TREE) (Prunus padus) Ht 15-25 ft, Spd 20-30 ft. Low to moderate water needs, full to part sun. Many large shade trees do well on the Front Range including: American linden; Black walnut; Burr and Chinkapin oaks* English, Swamp white, and Shumard oaks; Ginkgo; Hackberry* Honey locust* Horsechestnut* Kentucky coffeetree* Northern catalpa* Norway and Sugar maples; Sycamore * Drought tolerant † Colorado native. A large shade tree with an irregular habit when young, maturing to a stately rounded crown. A Colorado native. Over time, they reward the homeowner with their natural beauty and other benefits. White flowers born in clusters in early May, usually wonât appear until tree is older (3-4â in caliper). LINDEN, GREENSPIRE (Tilia cordata âGreenspireâ) Ht 30-40 ft, Spd 30-35 ft. Full to part sun, moderate water needs. It occurs as a single or multi-stemmed form. Imperial is more compact and uniform than other honeylocusts and works well in smaller landscapes or as a street tree. The Montane zone consists of ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, lodgepole pine, and aspen woodlands at elevations of 8,000 to 9,500 feet. Native to much of our area, pinon is a dense, slow grower-about six inches a year is normal. An excellent, hardy small ornamental tree. Straight growing tree with medium green leaves turning bright yellow in fall. If a tree is not sold in the trade, asking for it may help increase its availability. PEAR, AUTUMN BLAZE (Pyrus calleryana âAutumn Blazeâ PP4591) Ht 30-35 ft, Spd 15-20 ft. Full sun, low to moderate water needs. The pink flower buds are different then other serviceberry varieties. Colorado State University Extension Service suggests fruit trees suited to Colorado’s climate. The attractive fruit is persistent. Native plant communities make Colorado visually distinct from the eastern, southern, or western United States. The light green foliage turns scarlet-orange in the fall. LINDEN, REDMOND (Tilia americana âRedmondâ ) Ht 40-60 ft, Spd 25-30 ft. Full to part sun, moderate water needs. PINE, PIÃON (Pinus edulis) Ht 15-30 ft, Spd 15-20 ft. Tolerates full sun, low water needs (xeric). Aside from itsâ dark green foliage and RED fall color the key to this tree is as mentioned ADAPTABLE. 7/02. The needles are stiff blue-green 1Â½â-3â long, and contrast nicely with the gray to reddish-brown cones. However, there are some fruit trees and fruit bushes that thrive in Colorado weather. Rated highly for disease resistance. A symmetrical, compact variety of thornless, seedless, honeylocust. Upright, semi-dwarf of sky gray color. The leaves are smaller, thicker, and deep green. Many of these varieties can handle weather up to -25 degrees Fahrenheit as long as they are planted in a protected area (near the home). Another benefit of using Colorado native trees in landscapes is that they attract a wide variety of wildlife including mammals, birds, and butterflies. small tree or large shrub; bronze-red bark; multi-stemmed tree with small, scale-like leaves. Normally deer resistant. It grows at a moderate rate, is very adaptable, and will grow in average to wet soil conditions. Deep pink flowers. Native tree of the Rocky Mountains. The dark green summer leaves turn to clear yellow in the fall. Should always be planted above grade, and slightly higher in lawn areas where it will thrive if this practice is observed. where you want a new tree or shrub to grow, and we'll help you make the best choice. Extreme hardiness, fast growth, good fruit flavor, and resistance to fire blight make this a popular crab. Bears 1Â½â crimson fruit which has excellent flavor and makes good jelly. PEAR, BURGUNDY USSARIAN (Pyrus ussuriensis âBurgundyâ) Ht 20-25 ft, Spd 15-25 ft. Full sun, low to moderate water needs. 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