A broad, irregularly rounded canopy with coarse, spreading branches. Smooth, grayish bark becomes deeply grooved and darker as it ages. Rich green, wide, triangular- shaped leaves turn yellow in fall. These do produce cotton.
High wildlife value and special value to honey bees, the Northern Catalpa provides large leaf foliage, shade and rapid to moderate growth in moist soils.
Tall deciduous tree for moist mountain sites; not recommended for windbreaks; attractive fall color; to 11,000′ elev.
Does best in sandy or loam soil with good drainage and plenty of moisture. Not recommended for our area due to moisture needs.
Tall shrub with edible fruit; grows well on most soils; to 8,000′ elev.; good wildlife species.
New Mexico Privet (Forestiera)
Tall thicket former; drought tolerant; native; to 7,500′ elev.
Native, small tree for plains rivers – Not recommended for our area due to moisture needs.
Prairie Fire Crabapple
Purple new foliage, clear red-pink flowers, and abundant dark red fruit. mature height of 20 ft with a spread. purple leaves in the spring later turn to reddish green. In May pinkish red flowers form all over the tree. Flowers give rise to dark-red fruit . The fruit hangs provides food for song birds.Easily grown on a host of sites all across the temperature zones
Prairie Sky Poplar
Alternative to Lombardy poplar to 8,000 ft.
Medium sized shrub with red leaves in fall, red stems in winter, white flowers and fruit; provides browse for deer, moose, elk; to 10,000 ft. elevation