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.
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.
Wichita Blue Juniper
Variety of the popular Rocky Mountain Juniper species, it has excellent drought tolerance and takes well to pruning.
Tall deciduous tree for moist mountain sites; not recommended for windbreaks; attractive fall color; to 11,000′ elev.
Tall tree; grows well on most soils; to 7,000′ elev.; good windbreak species. Proven Performer and highly recommended for multi-row windbreaks in our area to provide height to central row of multi-row windbreak, or single row windbreak where height is needed.
Rapid growth; drought tolerant; good wildlife species; to 10,000 ft.
Adapted to southern Colorado between 6,000 to 9,000 ft elevation. Thrives on dark, protected north slopes. Does not establish easily on the plains of Elbert/El Paso counties, but may adapt give protection in the seedling stage. Has Christmas tree shape.
Short Shrub, Fall Colors: Drought Tolerant good. Not highly recommended for windbreaks due to small size.
Dramatic fall color, does best in moist soils, so not recommended for Double El district area.