Tag Archives: flowering

Almond

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

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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Cherry

Cherry (Nanking) This shrub has small pink flowers and delicious red fruits.  The leaves are soft and green.  Do not plant this shrub over 8,500 feet.  It will grow 10′ tall and 10′ wide.

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Rabbitbrush

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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Golden Ninebark

Ninebark (Golden) Physocarpus opulifolius This is a great accent to the Diablo Ninebark.  This shrub has golden leaves and flowers white flowers in May and June.  Do not plant it over 7,500 feet.  This shrub will reach 6′ tall and … 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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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

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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

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Purpleleaf Plum

Purpleleaf Plum Prunus cerasifera This is a colorful tree and works great as an accent in any landscape.  The leaves are reddish purple.  White-pink flowers occur in the spring but normally do not turn to fruit.  This tree does not … Continue reading

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