Tag Archives: red


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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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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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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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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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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