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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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Buckthorn

Buckthorn (Columnar) Rhamnus frangula This upright shrub has glossy green foliage.  This is a popular shrub used in hedges because it develops narrow and quickly.  It attracts honeybees.  Do not plant it past 8,500 feet.  The Buckthorn will reach 10′ … Continue reading

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Cleveland Select Pear

Cleveland Select Pear Pyrus calleryana This is one of the most common and popular ornamental trees in Colorado.  This tree sports white flowers followed by glossy green foliage.  The leaves turn brilliant orange-red in the fall.  This tree has thick … 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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Spring Snow Crabapple

Spring Snow Crabapple Malus This tree has bright green foliage.  It is known for its white blossoms.  Many homeowners love this crapapple because it does not bear fruit.  The tree should be planted below 7,500 feet.  The Spring Snow Crabapple … 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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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

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Green Giant Arborvitae

Green Giant Arborvitae Thuja x plicata This is a fast growing tree that responds well to shearing and can take heavy snow loads.  The Arborvitae is a great specimen tree and works well for screening when space is limited.  This … Continue reading

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Northern Red Oak

Matthieu Sontag, CC-BY-SA 3.0 Northern Red Oak Quercus rubra This is one of the few fast growing oaks with broad spreading branches and a round crown.  The leaves turn red, then brown and orange in the fall.  These trees grow … Continue reading

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