Tag Archives: under 7000′

Zebra Grass

Zebra Grass Miscanthus sinensis An unusual grass with gold bands that run across the leaf blades.  This grass produces silvery white plumes.  Do not plant it over 7,000 feet.  This grass can reach 7′ tall and 5′ wide.

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Weigela

Weigela (Fine wine) Weigela florida This is a dwarf version of the Wine and Roses.  It is smaller, more hardy, and has darker leaves.  It will attract hummingbirds and butterflies.  Do not plant this shrub over 7,000 feet.  It will … Continue reading

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Blue Star

Blue Star Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’ This spreading juniper prefers afternoon shade and has silvery blue foliage that adds a sparkle to the landscape. It also has compact habit with a mounding growth pattern.  Do not plant it above 7,000 … Continue reading

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Variegated Iris

Variegated Iris I. pallida ‘Variegata’ The Variegated Iris has non-fading leaves of light green and white. It blooms with light blue, fragrant flowers.  Do not plant it above 7,000 feet.  They can grow to be 30-45” high and 36” wide.

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Japanese Iris

Japanese Iris I ensata Mix The Japanese Iris has large blooms of white or blue with veins of purple. It prefers acidic soil. Do not plant it above 7,000 feet. They can grow to be 24-36” high and 12-18” wide. … 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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Autumn Blaze Maple

Autumn Blaze Maple Acer x freemanii This is one of the most common maple trees.  This is a fast growing tree that is crossed between a Silver Maple and a Red Maple.  This tree has a broad oval head with … Continue reading

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Western Catalpa

Western Catalpa Catalpa speciosa This tree is by far one of the most dramatic shade trees in the West with heart shaped leaves and sweet clusters of bell shaped flowers.  The flower is white in June.   It is one of … Continue reading

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Iceplant

Ice Plant (Purple, Yellow, Starburst) Delasperma The Ice Plant has low growing succulent leaves that form a dense spreading mat. It comes in different varieties each with a different color of flower that include purple, yellow, and purple-pink with large … Continue reading

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Veronica

Veronica (Creeping) V. repens These perennials have small clusters of blue flowers between the months of April and May. Bright, narrow leaves of green held tightly to the ground make this perennial a great choice for flagstone sidewalks or pathways.  … Continue reading

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