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Shrubs for Sun

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Shrubs help add structure to the garden. They vary from small spreading groundcover types to large specimens that can grow 12 feet or more. As you consider which to plant, know that many offer more than one season of interest. These woody plants can flower, produce ornamental or edible berries, offer colorful foliage or even spectacular fall color.

The shrubs listed below may be planted in full afternoon sun. Many may also be planted in part sun (a morning sun location or in dappled light—as under the canopy of an open-branched tree). All will lose their leaves in winter. Many will offer fall and winter interest. However, if you want year-round 'green' consider planting an evergreen shrub.

Please Note:  Availability of specific varieties listed below will vary depending upon time of season and sales.  





 


Apache Plume (Fallugia)

 

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Height: 3'-5'

Spread: 3'-5'

Flowers: White flowers with pink fuzzy seed heads

Fall Color:  Interesting seed heads

Other Notes: White stems offer winter interest. Excellent for dry, sunny locations.  A Colorado Plant Select shrub.

 


Barberry (Berberis)

 

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Golden Barberry: 'Sunjoy Gold Pillar'

Height: 3'-4'

Spread: 4'

Flowers: Inconspicuous

Fall Color: Orange-red

Other Notes: Upright habit offers a pop of yellow that mixes really well in perennial beds. Finishes off with a nice Fall display.  Thorns.

 

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Height: 2'

Spread: 2'-3'

Flowers: Inconspicuous

Fall Color: Orange-Scarlet

Other Notes: Deep red foliage. Bright red berries in fall and winter. Thorns.

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Winter Berries


 

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Golden (Aurea)

Height:  3'-4'

Spread:  3'-4'

Flowers: Inconspicuous

Fall Color:  Yellow leaves tinge orange-red in cooler temps

Other Notes: Bright yellow foliage offers a wonderful contrast in a landscape.  More of a mounding, rounded habit than the pillar types.  Deer and drought tolerant once established.  Thorns.

 

 

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Winter Berries

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Rose Glow Barberry

Height: 3'

Spread: 2'-3'

Flowers: Inconspicuous

Fall Color: Red

Other Notes: Burgundy speckled foliage offers a great color contrast. Bright red berries in fall and winter. Thorns.

 

 


Beautybush (Kolkwitzia)

 

 

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Height: 6'-10'

Spread: 6'-10'

Flowers: Pink, bell-shaped flowers in summer

Fall Color: Yellow

Other Notes: Broad, rounded shrub with dark green leaves. Will also grow in part sun.

 


Black Chokeberry (Aronia melancarpa elata)

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Height: 4'-6'

Spread: 4'-6'

Flowers: Profuse white flowers in spring followed by edible black berries

Fall Color: Brilliant orange-red

Other Notes: Glossy green foliage. Good for moist sites.

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Berries    &   Fall Color

 


Blue Leaf Arctic Willow (Dwarf)

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Dwarf Blue Arctic Willow 'Nana'

Height: 4'-6'

Spread: 3'-5'

Flower: Small insignificant

Fall Color:  Blue-green

Other Notes:  Fine textured, silvery-blue foliage adds movement to your garden.  Purple stems add winter interest.  Low maintenance shrub.  Easily pruned to tighten up the upright, rounded shape.  Great plant for moist areas.

 


Bush Clover (Lespedeza)

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Bush Clover 'Gibraltar'

Height: 4'-6'

Spread: 4'-8'

Flower:  Rosy purple pea like flowers late summer thru fall

Fall Color: Insignificant

Other Notes:  Arching stems give a weeping effect.  Blooms are developed on new wood--so prune this back in later winter or early spring for best flower show.  Provide well drained site.  This plant self sows--so it is a good pick for naturalizing.   Deadhead post bloom to limit seedlings.

 


 


Buckthorn (Rhamnus)

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'Fine Line' Buckthorn

Height: 5'-7'

Spread: 2'-3'

Flowers: No

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Need a shrub for a skinny spot?...this is the one. Columnar, sturdy, drought tolerant.  Mediterranean looking. Can also grow in part sun.

 


Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)

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Adonis Blue

Height: 4'-5'

Spread: 4'-5'

Flowers: Purple flowers mid-summer to frost

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Great size for most gardens! Deadhead for best flower display. Butterfly magnet! (A Proven Winners shrub)

  

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Pink Delight

Height: 5'-6'

Spread: 4'-6'

Flowers: Deep pink blooms mid-summer to frost

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Upright spreading shrub. Deadhead for best flower display. Butterfly magnet!

 

 

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Lo & Behold

Height: 2'-3'

Spread: 2'-4'

Flowers: Purple flowers bloom mid-summer to frost—no deadheading required!

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Dwarf butterfly bush.  No deadheading required!  (A Proven Winners shrub)

  

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Royal Red

Height: 4'-6'

Spread: 4-6'

Flowers: Wine-red blooms mid-summer to frost

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Upright spreading shrub. Deadhead for best flower display. Butterfly magnet!

 

 


Bluebeard (Caryopteris)

 

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Dark Knight

Height: 2'-3'

Spread: 3'

Flowers: Deep blue summer to fall

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Must be planted in well drained soil.

  

 


Burning Bush (Euonymus)

 

Burning Bush (dwarf type)

Height: 4'-5'

Spread: 5'-6'

Flowers: Insignificant.

Fall Color: Yes! Brilliant red in fall.

Other Notes: Vase-shaped when young, rounded at maturity. Plant in full sun for best fall color.

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               Fall Color

 

 


Contorted Filbert / Harry Lauder's Walking Stick (Corylus)

 

'Weeping Filbert' (Corylus avellana 'Pendula')

Height:  10'

Spread:  10'

Flowers:  Yellowish brown catkins in Spring

Fall Color:  Yellow

Other Notes:  An ornate, weeping form of Harry Lauder's Walking Stick

 


Coralberry (Symphoricarpos)

 

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Hancock Coralberry

Height: 2'-3'

Spread: 6'+

Flowers: Insignificant.

Fall Color: No color to leaves but rose pink berries persist into winter.

Other Notes: A good low spreading shrub for groundcover or hillsides.

 


Cotoneaster

Cranberry Cotoneaster

(C. Apiculatus)

Height: 2'-3'

Spread: 3'-6'

Flowers: Small pink blooms in summer

Fall Color: Bright red berries that persist through winter. Bronze-red leaves.

Other Notes: Dense, mounded shrub with small green leaves.

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Winter Berries

 

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Hedge Cotoneaster 

(C. lucidus)

Height: 8'-10'

Spread: 4'-6'

Flowers: Small pink flowers in summer.

Fall Color: Yes! Black fruit stands out against bright fall leaves of orange and red.

Other Notes: A tall upright shrub that makes a great screen. Tough, drought tolerant. Attracts birds.

 

Peking

(C. acutifolius)

Height:  6'-10'

Spread:  4'-5'

Flowers:  Small white flowers in late Spring followed by blue/black berries.

Fall Color: Yes! Orange

Other Notes:  Dense, shiny green leaves on an upright oval shrub.  Useful as a hedge.

 

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Tom Thumb Cotoneaster

(C. adpressus)

Height: 8"-12"

Spread: 4'-6'

Flowers: Small pink blooms in summer

Fall Color: Red leaves (rarely has berries)

Other Notes: Low spreading shrub with small, glossy green leaves.  Makes a great groundcover.

 

 


Dogwood (Cornus)

 

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Red Twig Dogwood

Height: 6'-8'

Spread: 6'-8'

Flowers: White flowers in Spring

Fall Color: Red purple

Other Notes: Bright red stems in winter! Can also be planted in morning/part sun locations.

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Spread: 5'-6'

Flowers: White in spring

Fall Color: Insignificant

Other Notes: Bright red stems in winter. Leaves are white and green during season. Compact, rounded shape. Can also be planted in morning/part sun locations.

 

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Yellow Twig Dogwood

Height: 6'-8'

Spread: 6'-8'

Flowers: White in Spring

Fall Color: Red purple

Other Notes: Bright yellow stems in winter! Can also be planted in morning/part sun locations.

 


Elderberry (Sambucus)

 

Black Tower Elder

Height: 6'-8'

Spread: 3'-4'

Flowers: Mauve-Pink, flat-top blossoms

Fall Color: Deep purple all season. Has deep blackish-red fruit in Fall that birds love to eat.          

Other Notes: A new elder with a more compact, columnar form.  Deep purple foliage with large leaves, new growth is green giving it a two-tone effect.  Can also be planted in part sun.  Does best in a moist spot.

 

 

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Golden Elder

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Spread: 8'-12'

Flowers: White lacy flowers in early summer.

Fall Color: Leaf color insignificant. Has cherry red fruit in Fall.

Other Notes: Large rounded form with golden yellow leaves that deepen to green later in the season. Can also be planted in part sun. Does best in a moist spot.


  


Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles)

 

 

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Height: 4'-5'

Spread: 4'-5'

Flowers: Bright red flowers appear before foliage in early spring.

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Glossy green foliage, deer and drought resistant once established.  Can also be grown in part sun.  Thorns.



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Double Take Scarlet Storm Flowering Quince

Height: 3'-4'

Spread: 3'-4'

Flowers:  Large double Camellia shaped flowers of deep red appear before foliage in early Spring.

Fall Color: No

Other Notes:  Upright rounded shrub with medium green leaves.  Thornless and does not produce fruit.  Very drought tolerant once established.  Deer resistant.  May also be grown in part sun. 

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 Double Take Pink Storm Flowering Quince

Height: 4'-5'

Spread: 4'-5'

Flower: 2" double Camellia shaped pink flowers appear before foliage in early Spring. (makes a great cutflower)

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Upright rounded shrub with glossy green leaves.  Thornless and doe not produce fruit.  Very drought tolerant once established.  May also be grown in part sun.

  


Honeysuckle (Lonicera)

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Arnold's Red Honeysuckle

Height: 6'-8'

Spread: 6'-8

Flowers: Deep pink-red blooms in late spring followed by large red berries in June and July.

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: A shrub form of honeysuckle. Upright habit. Blue-green leaves. Can also be grown in part sun. Requires well-drained soil.

 


Lilac (Syringa)

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Bloomerang Lilac

Height: 4'-5'

Spread: 4'-5'

Flowers: Fragrant plum purple buds open to light purple flowers in Spring. Repeat blooming throughout season.

Fall Color: No.

Other Notes: Good choice for smaller spaces.. Can also be planted in part sun. Plant in well-drained soil. (A Proven Winners shrub)

 

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Common Purple Lilac

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Common Purple Lilac

Height: syringacommonpurple_photocourtesybaileynurseriesinc12'-15'

Spread: 8'-12'

Flower: Lilac of course! And VERY fragrant.  Cut some in spring for a vase inside and they will quickly fill your house with old-fashioned lilac fragrance.

Fall Color: No

Other Notes:  Very hardy. Upright vase-shaped habit.

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Common White Lilac

Height:  12'-15'

Spread: 8'-12'

Flower:  Single white flowers (fragrant)

Fall Color: No

Other Notes:  Blue-green foliage on an upright shrub.  Makes a good informal hedge or screen


 

 

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Dwarf Korean Lilac

Height: 4'-5'

Spread: 5'-6'

Flowers: Red-purple buds open to fragrant lilac flowers in Spring.

Fall Color: No.

Other Notes: Good choice for smaller spaces. Nice deep green leaves. Plant in well-drained soil.

 

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James MacFarlane Lilac

Height: 8'

Spread: 6'-10'

Flowers: Profuse single pink flowers in Spring (mild fragrance).

Fall Color: No.

Other Notes: Large, upright shape. Plant in well-drained soil.

 

Katherine Havenmeyer

Height: 10'-12'

Spread: 8'-10'

Flower: Double lavender-pink blooms (fragrant)

Fall Color: No

Other Notes:  Heart shaped leaves and upright habit.


 

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Ludwig Spaeth Lilac

Height: 10'-12'

Spread: 6'-8'

Flowers: Red, purple blossoms in spring (fragrant).

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Large, upright shape. An old cultivar developed in 1883. Plant in well-drained soil.

 

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Miss Ellen Willmott Lilac

Height: 10'

Spread: 6'-10'

Flowers: Clear, double white flowers in Spring (fragrant)

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Large, rounded shape. Plant in well-drained soil.

 

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Madame Lemoine

Height: 8'-10'

Spread: 10'

Flowers: Panicles of double white flowers in Spring (fragrant)

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Showing lilac with a wide spreading shape. Plant in well-drained soil.


 

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Miss Kim Lilac

Height: 6'-7'

Spread: 5'-6'

Flowers: Lavender flowers in spring (fragrant)

Fall Color: Burgundy red fall foliage.

Other Notes: Dark green glossy leaves.


 

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President Grevy Lilac

Height: 10'-12'

Spread: 8'

Flowers: Double lilac blue flowers in spring.

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Large upright form.

 

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Primrose

Height:  10'-12'

Spread:  10'-12'

Flowers:  Creamy yellow buds open to cream colored flowers.  A unique color for lilacs.

Fall Color:  No

Other Notes:  Rounded shape.

 

President Poincare Lilac

Height: 8'-10'

Spread: 6'-8'

Flowers: Red-violet buds open to double lavender-blue blossoms, giving it a striking 2-toned effect. (fragrant)

Fall Color: No

Other Notes:  As with other lilacs, prefers well-drained soil

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Tinkerbelle

Height:  5'-6'

Spread:  4'-5'

Flowers:  Wine red flower buds open to pink

Fall Color:  No

Other Notes:  Very similar to Dwarf Korean in appearance but with a spicy fragrance

 


 


Mockorange (Philadelphus)

Snow White Sensation

Height: 4'-5'

Spread: 4'-5'

Flowers: LARGE 2" Fragrant, double white flowers just keep coming in Spring. Likely to repeat bloom during the same season. Very unusual for a mockorange.  If you like white, this is a beauty!

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Upright arching branches.

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Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus)

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Little Leaf Mountain Mahogany

Height:  3'-5'

Spread:  2'-3'

Flowers:  Small inconspicuous flowers turn into attractive feathery seedpods

Fall Color: No

Other Notes:  Dense twiggy shrub is drought and deer tolerant.  Good for a dry, sunny spot.  Native.

 

 

Curl Leaf Mountain Mahogany

Height:  Highly variable--10'-15'

Spread:  10'-15' 

Flowers:  Small inconspicuous flowers turn into attractive feathery seedpods

Fall Color:  No

Other Notes:  Drought and deer tolerant.  Large shrub or small tree.  Good for a dry, sunny spot.  Native. 

True Leaf Mountain Mahogany

Height:  4'-9'

Spread:  4'-6'

Flowers:  Small inconspicuous flowers turn into attractive feathery seedpods

Fall Color: No

Other Notes:  Drought and deer tolerant.  Good for dry sunny spot.  Native.

 


Nanking Cherry (Prunus)

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Height: 8'-10'

Spread: 10'-12'

Flowers: Pinkish-white in spring followed by red1/3" berries.

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Tough—moist or dry site. Birds love this shrub!

 


New Mexico Privet (Forestiera)

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Height: 6'-8'forestieranewmexicoprivetclose_pcojen

Spread: 6'-8'

Flowers: Small light yellow flowers in spring

Fall Color: Bright yellow leaves and blue black berries.

Other Notes: Erect, arching shrub with olive-green leaves

 

 


Ninebark (Physocarpus)

 

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Amber Jubilee

Height: 5'-6'

Spread: 4'

Flowers: White flowers in spring

Fall Color: Red-purple fall colored leaves

Other Notes: Foliage tones in orange, yellow, and golds.  Rounded, dense habit.


 

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Summer Wine

Height: 5'-6'

Spread: 5'-6'

Flowers: Pink flowers in early summer make a nice show against the darker leaves

Fall Color: Burgundy leaves

Other Notes: Upright rounded habit. Great shrub to use for color contrast.

 

 

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Dart's Gold Ninebark

Height: 4'-5'

Spread: 4'-5

Flowers: Creamy white flowers in Spring.

Fall Color: Red fruit in fall.

Other Notes: Bright yellow leaves during the growing season. Compact rounded shape. Great shrub to use for color contrast.

 

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Little Devil Ninebark

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Spread: 3'-4'

Flower: White/pink flowers in early Summer

Fall Color: Red-purple leaves all year

Other Notes:  This cute and compact ninebark offers low maintenance for the homeowner with a small garden.  Burgundy foliage makes for a nice contrast.  No pruning needed.  Upright mounded habit.

 


Oak (Quercus)

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Gambel Oak/Scrub Oak

Height: Generally 12'-15' (variable—can grow up to 20')

Spread: 8'-15'

Flowers: No

Fall Color: Yellow, Orange, Red.

Other Notes: Large shrub or can be trained into a small tree. A Colorado native plant. Spreads by underground stems to form a dense thicket.

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Pink Flowering Almond (Prunus)

Variety: 'Rosea Plena'

prunuspinkfloweringalmondclose_pcojenHeight: 5'-6'

Spread: 3'-4'

Flowers: Double pink flowers in early Spring.

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Upright vase shape.  Shiny green leaves.





 

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Potentilla AKA Cinquefoil

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Jackmanni Potentilla

Height: 3'-4'

Spread: 3'-4'

Flowers: Yellow flowers all summer

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Small, rounded shrub.

 

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McKay's White Potentilla

Height: 2'

Spread: 2'-3'

Flowers: Creamy white flowers in summer

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Small rounded shrub.

 

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Pink Beauty Potentilla

Height: 2'

Spread: 2'

Flowers: Pink blooms in summer

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Small rounded shrub

 

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Tangerine

Height: 2'-3'

Spread: 2'-3'

Flowers: Yellow with orange tinge in summer

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Prostrate spreading habit.

 

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Dakota Sunspot

Height:  3'

Spread:  3'-4'

Flowers:  1" golden yellow in summer

Fall Color:  No

Other Notes:  Compact rounded habit


 

 


Privet (Ligustrum)

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Golden Vicary Privet

Height: 4'-6'

Spread: 4'-6'

Flowers: Fragrant SMALL white flowers

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Compact vase-shape. Yellow leaves make it a nice shrub for color contrast.

 


Rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosus)

 

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Winter

Height: 2'-6' (very variable)

Spread: 2'-4'

Flowers: Yellow flowers late summer to early fall.

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Rounded shrub, very drought tolerant. Fluffy seed clusters add winter interest. Plant this is the hottest, driest spot you have. Can be cut back to within a foot in Spring.chrysothamnusrabbitbrushwinter_pcojen

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 'Baby Blue' Dwarf Rabbitbrush

Height:  16'-28'

Spread:  20'-30'

Flowers:  Yellow flowers late summer to early fall

Fall Color:  No

Other Notes:  A Colorado Plant Select that much like it's larger cousin, loves the sun and tolerate wind, cold, and drought once established.



 


Rose-of-Sharon / Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus)

Tree forms of Rose of Sharon for 2014! (Limited quantities)....Varieties: Diana (White), Lavender Chiffon, White Chiffon

 

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Blue Satin

Height: 8'-12'

Spread:  8'-12'

Flowers:  Single blue with red eye

Fall Color: No

Other Notes:  A large striking shrub that will bloom late providing end of season color

 

 
 

Lavender Chiffon

Height: 8'-12'

Spread: 6'-10'

Flowers: Single lavender flowers with a reddish eye bloom in late summer

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Large, upright shrub.  (A Proven Winners shrub)

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White Chiffon

Height: 8'-12'

Spread: 6'-10'

Flowers: Large, single white flowers in late summer

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Large upright shrub. (A Proven Winners shrub)

 

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Red Heart

Height: 8'-12'

Spread: 6'-10'

Flowers: Large, single pure white flowers with a red center

Fall Color: No

Other Notes:  Large, upright shrub

 


Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)

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Fall Color

Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry

Height: 20-25'

Spread: 18'-20'

Flowers: Profuse white flowers in spring.

Fall Color: Yellow, Orange, Red leaves persist with purple/black berries.

Other Notes: Can be trained into a nice multi-stem accent tree.  A Colorado Native and a favorite of birds.


 

 


Smokebush (Cotinus)

 

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Royal Purple Smokebush

Royal Purple Smokebush

Height: 8'-10' cotinussmokbushsmoke2_pcojen

Spread: 8'-10'

Flowers: Dusty rose 'flowers' look like smoke.

Fall Color: Deep purple w/ pink 'smoke.'

Other Notes: Deep purple foliage. Zone 5. Does best in full sun.



 


Sand Cherry (Prunus)

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Purple-leaf Sand Cherry / Cistena Plum (Prunus)

Height: 6'- 8' prunuscistenagrouping_pcojen

Spread: 5'- 6'

Flowers: Small pink, fragrant flowers in Spring

Fall Color: Maroon

Other Notes: Maroon foliage throughout the season make this a nice contrast plant.  May also be trained into a small tree as pictured.

 

 

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Photo Courtesy Bailey Nurseries Inc

Western Sand Cherry  (besseyi)

Height: 5'-6'

Spread: 5'-6'

Flowers: Single white flowers in spring are followed by purple-black berries in summer

Fall Color: Coppery-red

Other Notes: A hardy, upright, drought tolerant plant.

 

Western Sand Cherry 'Pawnee Buttes'

 

Height: 15"- 18"

Spread: 4'- 6'

Flowers: Creamy white flowers in spring followed by black berries in summer.

Fall Color: Yes! Red-purple leaves.

Other Notes: Low and spreading groundcover type. A Colorado Plant Select shrub.

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Summer: Photo Courtesy Plant Select

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Spring: Photo Courtesy Plant Select


Siberian Peashrub

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Photo Courtesy Bailey Nurseries Inc

Weeping Siberian Peashrub

Height:  4'-5'

Spread:  5'

Flowers:  Bright yellow pea-like flowers in spring

Fall Color:  Yellowish

Other Notes:  Weeping habit lends a nice cascading accent


 

 

 


Spirea (Spiraea)

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Anthony Waterer

Height: 2'-3

Spread: 4'-5

Flowers: Rose pink in summer

Fall Color: Red-purple

Other Notes: Upright rounded shrub. Can be grown in part sun.

 

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Goldflame

Height: 2'-3'

Spread: 3'-4'

Flowers: Crimson blooms in summer.

Fall Color: Red-bronze

Other Notes: Leaves are ever-changing color. Bright red new growth changing to yellow and then to green. Low, mounded shrub. Can be grown in part sun.

 

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Photo Courtesy Bailey Nurseries Inc

Gold Mound

Height: 1'-2'

Spread: 2'-3'

Flowers: Pink blooms in summer

Fall Color: Yellow foliage tinges red.

Other Notes: Great pop of color for small spaces. Yellow foliage throughout season. Can be grown in part sun.

 

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Photo Courtesy Bailey Nurseries Inc

Little Princess

Height: 2'-3'

Spread: 3'

Flowers: Pink flowers in summer.

Fall Color: Dark red.

Other Notes: Low mounded shrub. Can be grown in part sun.

 

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Mellow Yellow

Height: 3'-5'

Spread: 3'-5'

Flowers: Small white blooms in spring.

Fall Color: Yellow

Other Notes: Arching stems with bright lime-yellow leaves make this a GREAT contrast plant.

 

 

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Photos Courtesy Bailey Nurseries Inc

Renaissance Spirea

Height: 5'-7'

Spread: 6'-8'

Flowers: Profuse white flowers in spring.

Fall Color: Orange-red leaves.

Other Notes: Vase-shaped shrub with arching branches.

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   Just beginning to turn color in Fall

 

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Snowmound

Height: 3'-4'

Spread: 3'-4'

Flowers: Masses of pure white flowers in spring.

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: A dwarf, rounded shrub with dark green foliage.

 


Sumac (Rhus)

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Gro-Low Sumac

Height: 2-4' rhusgrolowsumacfall_pcojen

Spread: 6'-8'

Flowers: Small yellow flowers followed by small fuzzy red fruit.

Fall Color: Yes!
Orange-scarlet tones.

Other Notes: As the name suggest, low growing and WIDE spreading shrub. Excellent for mass beds and hillsides.

 

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Photo Courtesy Bailey Nurseries Inc

Staghorn Sumac

Height: 15'-20'rhusstaghornfall_pcojen

Spread: 10'-15'

Flowers: Greenish 'flowers' mature to rust-toned panicles in fall.No

Fall Color: Yes! Yellow, orange, red tones.

Other Notes: A very large shrub or small tree.



 

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Tiger Eyes Sumac

Height: 6'rhussumactigereyesclose_pcojen

Spread: 6'

Flowers: No

Fall Color: Yes! Yellow, orange, red tones.

Other Notes: A dwarf form of cutleaf staghorn sumac with bright yellow leaves during growing season.



 


Viburnum

 

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Compact American Cranberrybush (trilobum)

Height: 5'-6'viburnumopuluscompactumdwfeuropeancranberryclose_pcojen

Spread: 5'-6'

Flowers: White flowers in late spring followed by red berries.

Fall Color: Deep red.

Other Notes: Rounded shrub. Very pretty in all seasons.



 

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Snowball Viburnum (opulus)

Height: 10'-12'

Spread: 10'- 12'

Flowers: Profuse round, double white flowers in late spring.

Fall Color: No.

Other Notes: A large, very popular spring flowering shrub.

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Weigela


 

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Photo Courtesy Proven Winners
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Wine and Roses

Height: 4'-5'

Spread: 4'-5'

Flowers: Deep rosy pink in spring with potential to re-bloom

Fall Color: Deep wine leaves

Other Notes: Deep dark burgundy wine leaves throughout season.  (A Proven Winners shrub)

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Photo Courtesy Bailey Nurseries Inc

 


Willow (Salix)

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Photo Courtesy Bailey Nurseries Inc

Hakuro Nishiki

Height: 4'-6'+

Spread: 4'-6'+

Flowers: No

Fall Color: White/Green/Pink leaves

Other Notes: Variegated (white, green, and pink) leaves on arching slender stems. Can be grown in part sun.

 


Woadwaxen Broom

 

 

Gold Template (Genista)

Height: 8"-10"

Spread: 1'-2'

Flower: Yellow flowers cover this shrub in mid-Summer.

Fall Color: No

Other Notes: Very drought tolerant once established.  Grows well in poor dry soil.  Compact, low growing shrub with bright green foliage.

 

 


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