Tree Index

Trees recommended for Alamosa, Colorado.

Trees & shrubs are listed in 4 categories: Deciduous Trees (they drop their leaves in the winter), Evergreen Trees, Deciduous Shrubs, and Evergreen Shrubs.

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Deciduous Trees: Large

Common Name Scientific Name Variety
Ash, Autumn Purple  Fraxinus americana  "Autumn Purple" 
Ash, Green  Fraxinus pennsylvanica   
Cottonwood, Lanceleaf  Populus x acuminata   
Cottonwood, Narrowleaf  Populus angustifolia   
Elm, American  Ulmus americana   
Hackberry, Western or Common  Celtis occidentalis   
Kentucky Coffee Tree  Gymnocladus dioica   
Linden, American  Tilia americana   
Maple, Silver  Acer saccharinum   
Oak, Bur  Quercus macrocarpa   
Oak, Swamp  Quercus bicolor   
Poplar, Lombardy  Populus nigra  "Italica" 
Willow, Weeping  Salix alba  'Tristis' 

13 Deciduous Trees: Large

Deciduous Trees: Medium

Common Name Scientific Name Variety
Ash, Marshall or Green Seedless  fFraxinus pennsylvanica  'Marshall' 
Ash, Oak-leafed  Sorbus thuringiaca   
Aspen, Quaking  Populus tremuloides   
Aspen, Swedish or European  Populus tremula  "Erecta" 
Boxelder, Manitoba Maple  Acer negundo  'Sensation' 
Cottonwood, Highland  Populus acuminata x sargentii  "Highland" 
Crabapple, Thunder Child  Malus  "Thunderchild" 
Elm, American  Ulmus japonica x pumila  "New Horizon" 
Hawthorn, Downy  Crataegus mollis   
Hawthorn, Thornless Cockspur  Crataegus crus-galli  "Inermis" 
Honeylocust, Shademaster or Common  Gleditsia triacanthos inermis  "Shademaster" 
Honeylocust, Skyline  Gleditsia triacanthos inermis  "Skyline" 
Honeylocust, Sunburst or Thornless  Gleditsia triacanthos inermis  'Sunburst' 
Hornbeam, Americana  Carpinus caroliniana   
Linden, Little Leaf or European  Tilia cordata  "Greenspire" 
Locust, Purple Robe  Robinia pseudoacacia  "Purple Robe" 
Maackia, Amur  Maackia amurensis   
Maple, 'Autumn Blaze'  Acer x freemanii  "Autumn Blaze" 
Maple, Bigtooth  Acer grandidentatum   
Maple, Norway  Acer platanoides  "Crimson King" 
Maple, Red Armstrong  Acer rubrum  "Armstrong" 
New Mexico Locust  Robinia neomexicana   
Willow, Russian Golden  Salix alba  "Vitellina" 

23 Deciduous Trees: Medium

Deciduous Trees: Small

Common Name Scientific Name Variety
Alder, Mountain  Alnus tenuifolia   
Birch, Rocky Mountain or Water  Betula occidentalis   
Chokecherry Amur or Amur Maackii  Prunus maackii   
Chokecherry, Canada Red  Prunus virginiana  'Shubert' 
Crabapple, Dolgo  Malus  "Dolgo" 
Crabapple, Hopa  Malus  'Hopa' 
Crabapple, Radiant  Malus  'Radiant' 
Crabapple, Robinson  Malus  'Robinson' 
Crabapple, Spring Snow  Malus  'Spring Snow' 
Hawthorn 'Toba'  Crataegus x mordenensis  'Toba' 
Hawthorn, English  Crataegus laevigata  "Paul's Scarlet" 
Hawthorn, Russian  Crataegus ambigua  "Cockspur" 
Hawthorn, Washington  Crategus phaenopyrum   
Maple, Amur or Ginnala  Acer ginnala  "Flame" 
Maple, Rocky Mountain  Acer glabrum   
Maple, Tatarian  Acer tataricum  garann "Hot Wings" 
Pear, Chinese  Pyrus ussuriensis   
Pear, Korean Sun  Pyrus fauriei  "Korean Sun" 
Serviceberry, Apple  Amelanchier x grandiflora  "Autumn Brilliance" 
Serviceberry, Canada  Amelanchier canadensis   

20 Deciduous Trees: Small

Evergreen Trees: Large

Common Name Scientific Name Variety
Fir, White  Abies concolor   
Pine, Austrian  Pinus nigra  "Cimmaron" 
Pine, Ponderosa  Pinus ponderosa   
Spruce, Colorado Blue  Picea pungens   

4 Evergreen Trees: Large

Evergreen Trees: Medium

Common Name Scientific Name Variety
Pine, Limber  Pinus flexilis   
Redcedar, Eastern  Juniperus virginiana   

4 Evergreen Trees: Medium

Evergreen Trees: Small

Common Name Scientific Name Variety
Juniper, Rocky Mountain  Juniperus scopulorum   
Pine, Bristlecone  Pinus aristata   
Pine, Pinon  Pinus edulis   
Spruce, Black Hills  Picea glauca  "Densata" 

4 Evergreen Trees: Small

Deciduous Shrubs

Common Name Scientific Name Variety
Almond, Flowering/Rose Tea of China  Prunus triloba  'Multiplex' 
Apache Plume  Fallugia paradoxa   
Buffaloberry or Silverberry  Shepherdia argentea   
Chamisa, Rabbitbrush  Ericameria nauseosus   
Cherry, Nanking  Prunus tomentosa   
Cherry, Western Sand  Prunus besseyi   
Chokecherry, Native  Prunus virginiana  'Melanocarpa' 
Cotoneaster, Peking  Cotoneaster lacutifolius   
Currant, Rocky Mountain  Grossulariaceae ?   
Dogwood, Bailey Redtwig  Cornus stolonifera  'Baileyi' 
Dogwood, Red Osier  Cornus serica   
Fernbush  Chamaebatiaria millefolium   
Lilac, Chinese  Syringa x chinensis   
Lilac, Double Red French  Syringa vulgaris  'Charles Joly' 
Lilac, Hybrid White Single  Syringa x hyacinthiflora  'Mount Baker' 
Mock Orange  Philadelphus lewisii   
Nannyberry, Sweet Viburnum  Viburnum lentago   
Oak, Gambel  Quercus gambelii   
Potentilla, Cinquefoil  Potentilla   
Serviceberry, Saskatoon  Amelanchier alnifolia   
Snowball, Fragrant  Viburnum x carlcephalum   
Snowberry  Symphoricarpos albus   
Wayfaring Tree  Viburnum lantana   
Wild Pink Rose  Rosa woodsii   

24 Deciduous Shrubs

Evergreen Shrubs

Common Name Scientific Name Variety
Juniper, Blue Rug  Juniperus horizontalis  'Wiltonii' 
Juniper, Sea Green  Juniperus x media  'Sea Green' 
Pine, Mugo or Mugho  Pinus mugo   

3 Evergreen Shrubs