Category: deciduous shrub Size: medium
Mature Size: 3-4' by 3-4'
Zone: 1-11 Growth Rate: moderate
Elevation (if known): to 9,5000 ft
Water: fairly drought tolerant
Soil : alkali tolerant
Sun: sun to partial shade
Comments: Often used for windscreens, this North American native suckers easily. So far mine has formed a fairly dense clump with suckers coming up near the original clump. They don't need much care. Some people find their irregular growth habit messy, but I like them
Warnings: may host aphids
Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? no
Street Tree? no Street Tree Conditions:
CO/NM native? yes Native to: to Western North America
Known Locations: My Alamosa garden. Nice plant.
Information Sources: Trees for Conservation: a Buyer’s Guide (Colorado State Forest), Sunset Western Garden Book