Tag Archives: fruiting

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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Buffaloberry

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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Sand Cherry

Sand Cherry (Western) Prunus besseyi This is a hardy plant that is known for its amazing white flowers that cover the entire plant in the month of May.  The silver-green leaves will turn a copper color in fall and small … 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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