Tag Archives: under 9000′

Cherry

Cherry (Nanking) This shrub has small pink flowers and delicious red fruits.  The leaves are soft and green.  Do not plant this shrub over 8,500 feet.  It will grow 10′ tall and 10′ wide.

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Goldflame Spirea

Goldflame Spirea S. japonica The leaves of this spirea are golden in the spring and turn to a orange color in the fall.  The plant has small flowers in the summer.  Do not plant it over 8,500 feet.  This shrub … 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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Yellowtwig Dogwood

Yellowtwig Dogwood Cornus sericea flaviramea This shrub also has year-round appeal.  It has yellow bark, white flowers and bluish white berries.  It can attract birds. Do not plant this shrub above 9,500 feet.  It will grow 6′ tall and 6′ … Continue reading

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Tammy

Tammy Juniperus Sabina ‘Tamariscifolia’ This spreading juniper has slow, low-spreading growth. Their ascending branches create the effect of a feathery mound. They are light green or blue-green in color and keep their color year round.  Do not plant it above … Continue reading

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Siberian Iris

Siberian Iris (Blue) I. sibirica The Siberian Iris has narrower petals and flowers of blue in the June months. Its flowers do not have the beard like the bearded iris. Do not plant it above 9,000 feet.  They can grow … 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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Purpleleaf Plum

Purpleleaf Plum Prunus cerasifera This is a colorful tree and works great as an accent in any landscape.  The leaves are reddish purple.  White-pink flowers occur in the spring but normally do not turn to fruit.  This tree does not … Continue reading

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Japanese Lilac

Japanese Lilac Syringa reticulata This tree is well liked because of its creamy white flowers last longer than all other lilacs.   This tree can be planted up to 8,500 feet.  The Japanese Lilac tree gets 15′ tall and 12′ wide.

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Red Sunset Maple

Red Sunset Maple Acer rubrum This tree is dense with red fall foliage lasting longer than most other varieties.  It is okay to plant this tree in acidic soil.  Do not plant this tree if you are over 8,500 feet.  … Continue reading

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