A native conifer that can grow in elevations up to 8,500 feet on poor, arid, drought soils. Slow growing but long lived. Can grow up to 15 ft tall. Irregular shaped crown. *Informational Video courtesy CSU
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.
Medium shrub, drought tolerant and favorite winter deer browse. Leaves turn russet in fall; to 9,000 ft. elevation.
Medium shrub with edible fruit; below 8,000′ elev.; good wildlife species.
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.
Tall tree; grows well on most soils except for heavy clay; to 9,000′ elev.; good windbreak species. Proven Performer and highly recommended for multi-row windbreaks in our area to provide height to windbreak design for single or high-density twin row windbreaks.
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
Rocky Mountain Juniper
Medium, drought tolerant tree; does well on most soils; to 9,000′ elev.; excellent windbreak species. Highly recommended for our area for windbreak use, especially for 1 or 2 row designs.
Low shrub with edible fruit; best on sandy to loamy soils; to 7,500′ elev.; short lived.