Colorado Native Plants

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  1. Colorado Spruce Zones: 2-7
    As low as $59.39
  2. Douglas Fir Tree Zones: 4-6
    As low as $59.39
  3. Smooth Sumac Shrub Zones: 3-9
    As low as $69.99
  4. Eastern Red Cedar Tree Zones: 3-9
    As low as $49.69
  5. Butterfly Weed Plant Zones: 3-9
    As low as $39.59
  6. Big Bluestem Grass Zones: 4-10
    As low as $39.59
  7. Little Bluestem Grass Zones: 3-10
    As low as $39.59
  8. Lady Fern Zones: 5-10
    As low as $49.79
  9. Common Ninebark Zones: 2-7
    As low as $59.99
  10. Oregon Grape Holly Zones: 5-9
    As low as $98.79
  11. Nannyberry Viburnum Zones: 2-8
    As low as $98.59
  12. Trumpet Creeper Zones: 4-9
    As low as $79.19
  13. Soft Rush Grass Zones: 4-9
    As low as $39.59
  14. Prairie Dropseed Grass Zones: 3-9
    As low as $39.59
  15. Great Blue Lobelia Zones: 4-9
    As low as $39.59
  16. Swamp Milkweed Flower Zones: 3-6
    As low as $49.59
  17. Fox Sedge Grass Zones: 3-8
    As low as $39.59
  18. Anise Hyssop Zones: 4-8
    As low as $39.89
  19. Cardinal Flower Zones: 3-9
    As low as $39.59
  20. Hoary Vervain Zones: 4-7
    As low as $39.59
  21. Compass Plant Zones: 4-9
    As low as $39.59
  22. Prairie Cordgrass Zones: 3-8
    As low as $49.79
  23. Shrub Indigo Zones: 4 - 9
    As low as $59.99
  24. Snowberry Zones: 3 - 7
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Want to plant native? Find the best selection of indigenous species for the diverse State of Colorado here at Nature Hills Nursery! Ranging from USDA growing zones 5 to hardiness zone 7 in the south.

Choosing native trees for your State means knowing they will thrive where it is well suited to climate and soil because they originated there! Native selections establish faster and tolerate local growing zones, climate, weather, and anything else your State can throw at them! They need less water once established too! Plus you’ll feed pollinators, songbirds, and wildlife by providing them with a tree they recognize!

Best Colorado Native Trees

Rocky Mountain JunipersColorado has a vastly wide range of topography! From mountainous to desert, Colorado has it all! Colorado ranges from about 3,350 feet elevation at the lowest point, and between 5,000 and 6,500 feet where the plains meet the Rocky Mountains.

First, find your Hardiness Zone, and then choose any tree that has a range that includes yours! Check with your local County Extension Office for more information if needed and for the many microclimates within these zones.

Best Evergreen Trees For Colorado

The Colorado Blue Spruce Tree is the State Tree of Colorado! These other Colorado native Evergreen Trees keep their leaves Native Colorado evergreen infograph year-round for privacy, slow wind, stop drifting snow, and feed the state bird - the Lark Bunting!

  • Colorado Spruce/Colorado Blue Spruce
  • Concolor Fir (White Fir)
  • Douglas Fir
  • Eastern Red Cedar Tree/Western Red Cedar (Redcedar)
  • Ponderosa Pine
  • Rocky Mountain Juniper

The Best Flowering Trees to Grow in Colorado

Feed pollinators and hummingbirds nectar and pollen they evolved alongside in your State! Many of these trees are host plants for native pollinator larvae too!

  • Chickasaw Plum
  • Eastern Redbud Tree
  • Red Horsechestnut
  • Pussy Willow Tree
  • Saskatoon Serviceberry
  • Trumpet Creeper Vine - Tree Form!

What Are Good Shade Trees in Colorado?

Colorado can have some warm summer temperatures, dry desert-like areas, but lots of snow in the winter, so a shade tree helps beat cooling costs and gives your backyard lush relief from the sun!

  • American Elm
  • Black Locust
  • Black Willow Tree
  • Eastern Cottonwood
  • Hackberry Trees
  • Native Box Elder Tree (Boxelder)
  • Northern Catalpa Tree
  • Paper Birch Trees
  • Quaking Aspen
  • Showy Mountain Ash
  • Sugarberry Tree
  • Vine Maple Tree

Native Fruit & Nut Trees in Colorado

We love edible landscaping trees that look great and feed you! Feed the diverse amounts of wildlife and songbirds found throughout Colorado as well!

  • American Black Elderberry
  • American Plum/Wild Plum Tree & Chickasaw Plum
  • Black Walnut Tree
  • Hazelnut
  • Native Shagbark Hickory
  • Saskatoon Serviceberry

Much Needed Natives!

Whether you are adding shade or flowers, privacy, or a long-lasting legacy to your landscape, Nature Hills is here to help you find the perfect tree for your Colorado landscape!

Help keep your State's native biodiversity intact by planting trees native to your area! Nature Hills is committed to helping you preserve your State’s unique beauty with plants and trees that are sure to do well in your garden without impacting your native flora and fauna!

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