Tag Archives: under 10000′

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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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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Buffalo

Buffalo Juniperus Sabina ‘Buffalo’ This spreading juniper is very hardy. With foliage of bright green, these junipers have soft, feathery branches creating a unique, wide-spreading form. They are commonly found on top of Buffalo Bill’s grave.  Do not plant it … 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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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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Amur Maple

Amur Maple Acer ginnala This small tree is perfect on a patio, in an entry way, or accenting a wall.  This tree has dark green glossy leaves that turn an excellent red color in the fall.   This tree can be … Continue reading

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Snow in Summer

Snow in Summer Cerastium tomentosum This hardy ground cover holds it’s color throughout the winter. With foliage of silver-gray and flowers of white, this perennial shows best during the months of May-June  Do not plant it above 10,000 feet.  They … Continue reading

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Poppy

Poppy (Oriental) Papaver orientale With crepe paper-like flowers in the months of May-June, these perennials come in assorted colors and have attractive black stamens.  Do not plant it above 10,000 feet.  They can grow to be 36” high and 18-24” … Continue reading

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Hens and Chicks

Hen and Chicks Sempervivum Hybrids This hardy and attractive perennial is low-growing and succulent. It has red and green fleshy leaves. It may produce flowers in the color red in July.  Do not plant it above 10,000 feet.  They can … Continue reading

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Sedum

Sedum (Autumn Joy) S. spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’ In August, it will frost blooms in vivid pink, then maturing to red or copper. These are a dependable perennial with attractive, fleshy light-green leaves from spring through fall.  Do not plant it … Continue reading

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