Tag Archives: deciduous


Almond (Flowering Almond) Prunus glandulosa This unique shrub has shiny green leaves and has double pink flowers.  It is nice to see the amazing flowers so early in the spring.  Do not plant this shrub over 7,500 feet.  It will … Continue reading

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Sumac (Rocky Mountain) Rhus glabra This shrub is native to the Colorado area.  Its red leaves are amazing in the fall.  This shrub is smaller than the smooth sumac but it is more drought resistant.  This plant does well up … Continue reading

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Buffaloberry (Silver) Shepherdia argentea This shrub is similar to the Russian Olive tree with silver foliage.  Red fruit also grows on the plant that is edible.  The Native Americans Indians would eat the berries as a side dish with their … Continue reading

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Magnolia (Saucer) M. x soulangeana Large saucer-shaped creamy white blooms in the spring are followed by dark green leaves.  This plant is a great addition to any garden or landscape.  The max elevation recommended is 6,000.  The plant can grow … Continue reading

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Rabbitbrush Chrysothamnus nauseosus This is a hardy native plant that has thin, silver leaves with yellow flowers that bloom in the autumn.  The Rabbitbrush is very unique.  Do not plant it higher than 9,500 feet.  It will reach 2′ high … Continue reading

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Snowmound Spirea

Snowmound Spirea This low growing will be filled with white flowers in the spring.  It has dark green leaves.  Plant this spirea up to 8,000 feet.  It will grow 4′ tall and 3′ wide.

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Little Princess Spirea

Little Princess Spirea S japonica This spirea has small leaves on wiry stems.  The flowers are pink in the summer and the leaves will turn dark red in the fall.  This is a great ground cover shrub.  Do not plant … Continue reading

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Goldflame Spirea

Goldflame Spirea S. japonica The leaves of this spirea are golden in the spring and turn to a orange color in the fall.  The plant has small flowers in the summer.  Do not plant it over 8,500 feet.  This shrub … Continue reading

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Blue Mist Spirea

Blue Mist Spirea Caryopteris x clandonensis This shrub is covered in small blue flowers from August to frost.  It is a smaller shrub that will only reach 3′ high and 3′ wide.  The Blue Mist Spirea is very popular in … Continue reading

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Diablo Ninebark

Ninebark (Diablo) Physocarpus opulifolius This shrub has dark red leaves like the Cristina plum if it is planted in full sun.  The Diablo Ninebark is also known for the cinnamon-colored exfoliating bark and creamy flowers.   The shrub will grow to … Continue reading

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