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Symmetrical, pyramidal shape; for large landscapes;
attractive soft, blue-green needles; grows best where protected from wind.
Narrow, pyramidal habit, blue-green needles,
corky white bark;less commonly available; potential for use at lower elevations.
Maple with compound leaves found along streams;
rapid grower, weak-wooded, short-lived; female trees attract nuisance box-elder
Large, densely pyramidal tree with blue-green
needles and reddish scaly bark when mature; found at high elevations with
subalpine fir where it performs best; less commonly available.
Colorado State Tree; sharp, stiff needles ranging
from green to silvery blue; horizontal branching.
Light green needles, persistent cones; tall,
narrow form in native habitat; broader habit in landscape site; requires
Green to blue-green needles in bundles of 4-5;
flexible twigs; larger, ornamental cones.
Longer, yellow-green needles; bark becomes
cinnamon color with age; vanilla fragrance on warm days.
Blue-green needles, large cones, scaly bark
when mature, faster-growing, less commonly available.
Vertical growth habit; willow-like leaves,
suckers heavily, best in natural areas along streams; males do not produce
cotton; yellow fall color.
Fast-growing, broad, irregular canopy; triangular
leaves; males do not produce cotton.
Fast-growing, upright, rounded, dense branching;
spear-shaped, drooping leaves; less suckering; natural hybrid between Plains
and narrowleaf cottonwoods; males do not produce cotton.
Fast-growing; soft, medium to dark green needles;
pyramidal shape; unique cones; alternate host for gall insects on spruce.
Native to southwest, with occurrences in Montezuma
County; often multi-stem form; degree of orange-red fall color varies.
Large shrub or small tree, often multi-stemmed;
yellow fall color not reliable; persistent fruits resemble miniature pine
cones, found along streams; bark gray; sun to part shade.
Small tree or large shrub; bronze-red bark;
found along streams, often with thinleaf alder; yellow fall color; requires
additional moisture in dry winters.
Multi-stemmed tree with small, scale-like leaves,
found on dry rocky slopes, often with pinon.
Spreading, multi-stemmed evergreen with small,
scale-like leaves; large, grayish-blue berry-like fruits are important food
for small mammals and birds.
variable growth habit, often upright to columnar;
male and female flowers on separate plants; found on dry mountain slopes
and mesas; berry-like fruit important food for small mammals and birds.
Rounded to pyramidal shape; branches have bottlebrush
appearance; short, dark-green needles with specks of white resin; spiny
cones; needs well-drained soil; slow-growing.
Compact, bushy growth form with grayish green
needles in bundles of two, small rounded cones; edible seeds develop when
planted in grove for cross-pollination; best in dry, well-drained site.
Slender branches, white bark with black ridges
in maturity; golden fall color, leaves flutter in slight breeze; short-lived,
suckers; best in well-drained mountain soils.
Small tree to large shrub, best on well-drained
soils; often thicket-forming; shades of red, orange, yellow and brown in
fall; acorns provide excellent wildlife food.
Fast-growing; lance-shaped leaves; new twig
growth orange-yellow; ascending branches; found along streams.