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.
Tall deciduous tree for moist mountain sites; not recommended for windbreaks; attractive fall color; to 11,000′ elev.
Dramatic fall color, does best in moist soils, so not recommended for Double El district area.
Short Shrub, Fall Colors: Drought Tolerant good. Not highly recommended for windbreaks due to small size.
Rapid growth; drought tolerant; good wildlife species; to 10,000 ft.
New Mexico Privet (Forestiera)
Tall thicket former; drought tolerant; native; to 7,500′ elev.
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
Medium, drought tolerant shurb; grows well on most soils; to 8000 ft. elevation; good wildlife species
Autumn Blaze Maple
Rapid growing tree, up to 50 ft., which has adapted to variety of soil compositions and has some drought tolerance. Beautiful fall blaze of color and valued food source for birds and small mammals.
Medium shrub; grows well on most soils; to 9,500′. Proven Performer and highly recommended for multi-row windbreaks in our area to provide density to outer rows of multi-row windbreaks. Similar in purpose to the Caragana, but without the tendency to be defoliated by grasshoppers.