Tag Archives: under 8000′

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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Snowmound Spirea

Snowmound Spirea This low growing will be filled with white flowers in the spring.  It has dark green leaves.  Plant this spirea up to 8,000 feet.  It will grow 4′ tall and 3′ wide.

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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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Blue Mist Spirea

Blue Mist Spirea Caryopteris x clandonensis This shrub is covered in small blue flowers from August to frost.  It is a smaller shrub that will only reach 3′ high and 3′ wide.  The Blue Mist Spirea is very popular in … 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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Golden Ninebark

Ninebark (Golden) Physocarpus opulifolius This is a great accent to the Diablo Ninebark.  This shrub has golden leaves and flowers white flowers in May and June.  Do not plant it over 7,500 feet.  This shrub will reach 6′ tall and … 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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Skyrocket

Skyrocket Juniperus virginiana ‘Skyrocket’ These upright junipers are very narrow, and have columnar habit with attractive silvery blue foliage. They are fast-growing and require very little maintenance.  Do not plant it above 8,000 feet.  They can grow to be 20’ … Continue reading

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Moonglow

Moonglow Juniperus scopulorum ‘Moonglow’ This sparkling blue-gray foliage seems to almost glow during a full moon. These uprights do best in full moonlight.  Do not plant it above 8,000 feet.  They can grow to be 20’ high and 5’ wide.

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Sea Green

Sea Green Juniperus X media ‘Sea Green’. With compact arching branches, this light green plant is known to have a somewhat vase-like shape.  Do not plant it above 7,500 feet.  They can grow to be 8’ high and 6’ wide.

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