Tag Archives: attracts birds

Yellowtwig Dogwood

Yellowtwig Dogwood Cornus sericea flaviramea This shrub also has year-round appeal.  It has yellow bark, white flowers and bluish white berries.  It can attract birds. Do not plant this shrub above 9,500 feet.  It will grow 6′ tall and 6′ … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Yellowtwig Dogwood

Autumn Brilliance

Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry Amelanchier x grandiflora This is a very popular ornamental tree.  The tree is known for its consistent white flowers  in early spring.  Birds love the small berries.  The orange-red fall color is also very vibrant.   This tree … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Autumn Brilliance

Russian Hawthorn

Russian Hawthorn Crataegus ambigua This is a small shrub-like tree with horizontal branching and long thin thorns.  It is known for its white flowers that turn to red fruit.  The birds love to eat the fruit throughout the winter.  The … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Russian Hawthorn

Cockspur Hawthorn

Cockspur Hawthorn Crataegus crus-galli This small tree has dark green leaves, white flowers and bright red fruit that continues through fall.  It may attract birds. This ornamental tree is thornless.  It should not be planted above 7,500 feet.  It grows … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Cockspur Hawthorn

Radiant Crabapple

Radiant Crabapple Malus This tree has tinted red foliage which turns dark green.  Dark red buds open to show dark pink.  The fruit is “radiant red” going into the winter.  It can grow up to 7,500 feet.  Its mature height … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Radiant Crabapple

Prairiefire Crabapple

Prairiefire Crabapple Malus This tree has purple-red foliage turns green with a red tint.  Small purplish persistent fruit are followed by pink flowers.  The fruit does not drop which makes this a very popular tree for most homeowners.  Its berries … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Prairiefire Crabapple

Perfect Purple Crabapple

Perfect Purple Crabapple Malus This tree has dark purple foliage and pink blooms followed by small persistent fruit.  Its berries attract birds. This tree can be planted up to 7,000 feet.  It will reach 20′ and 20′ wide.

Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Perfect Purple Crabapple

Canada Red Chokecherry

Canada Red Chokecherry Prunus virginiana This unique tree has green leaves first thing in the spring and quickly turns to maroon-red as it matures.  This is a very hardy tree and a great accent in any Colorado landscape.  Suckering is … Continue reading

Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Canada Red Chokecherry

Western Hackberry

Western Hackberry Celtis occidentalis This is a great tree that you will usually find near the street.  The bark of the hackberry is corky and the foliage has thick, leathery, light green leaves that turn yellow to golden in the … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Western Hackberry

Redtwig Dogwood

Redtwig Dogwood Cornus sericea The year-round appeal makes this shrub very popular.  The twigs glow red in the winter which makes it a nice addition to any landscape.  The Redtwig Dogwood has white flowers and the leaves also turn red … Continue reading

Tagged , , | Comments Off on Redtwig Dogwood