Covering the Foothills & Mountains West of Denver

Colorado Trees

Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

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Douglas-fir is a common evergreen tree here in Colorado. Sporting 1-inch needles, extremely thick and furrowed bark, and distinctive cones, mature trees can reach over 100 feet in height and are typically found at elevations between 6,000 and 9,500 feet. Despite its name, Douglas-fir isn’t a fir tree at all. While it shares many of…

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Five Best Colorado Trees for Small Spaces

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As property sizes continue to shrink, customers ask us more often about which smaller trees or shrubs to plant. Even on larger properties, there are spaces where a more petite or narrow tree would be best. We suggest you try one (or more!) of these five Colorado trees for small spaces in your landscape.

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Best Spring-Flowering Trees for the Denver Foothills

Looking for the perfect flowering tree for your Denver Foothills landscape? Our low humidity, cool evening temperatures, and warm daytime temperatures create the perfect growing environment for many small flowering trees that thrive in our red, rocky soils. In fact, some of the best are regional natives. If you live in the area, we recommend you try one (or more) of these five beautiful flowering trees.

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Canada Red Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

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Colorful foliage and fragrant spring flowers make the Canada Red Select Chokecherry a great native landscape tree for Colorado homeowners! In spring it produces elongated clusters of fragrant white flowers that glow against its leaves, which are green when they emerge in spring, turn dark purple in summer, and bright red in fall. Dark fruits…

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