|State Tree:||Blue Spruce (Picea pungens)|
|State Flower:||Rocky Mountain Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea)|
|Planting Zones In Colorado:||Zones 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7|
President Roosevelt once referred to Colorado as the “Switzerland of America” and in fact, Colorado is often considered the highest elevation state (with the highest mean elevation). The Rocky Mountains figure prominently in Colorado’s geography but the eastern portion of the state is relatively flat (and where much agriculture is accomplished). The state has a long heritage of mining, including the Colorado Gold Rush in 1858. It has also been known as “The Lead State” and “The Silver State” for similar reasons. With such a rich heritage and abundance of natural resources, Coloradans have long been avid gardeners…and for over 13 years have trusted Nature Hills Nursery to supply their gardening needs.
“The Centennial State” boasts the Blue Spruce as its state tree, and they are certainly a prominent sight throughout the state. Other favorite trees that nature Hills Nursery stocks for its Colorado guests are the Royal Empress (with its fast-growing, year round attractions), the Ginkgo (that features one-of-a-kind foliage), and Autumn Blaze Maple (with its magnificent, flaming color). The Blue Chinese Wisteria is likewise a popular choice, its tree form resplendent in violet-blue blossoms every spring. Finally, who can forget the Tulip Poplar, a fast-growing shade tree with adorable spring blossoms.
No matter where you live in the great state of Colorado, be it a Rocky Mountain retreat, an apartment in Boulder or in a small town in Pueblo, Nature Hills Nursery has the products and services you need to enhance your landscape. For over 13 years, Nature Hills Nursery has been a popular choice of Coloradans.