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Top 5 Trees to plant in the Denver Metro

This list is a selection of a variety of different types of trees that do well in the Western slopes of Colorado. The trees do well in high elevation and drier climates.

Bigtooth maple/ Wasatch Maple (Acer grandidentatum)-

This tree grows to 25 ft tall.

Why we love it: When you think fall you think of this tree. Its bright red leaves are a site to see and stand out against the typical yellow colorado fall colors.

Climate: This tree does well with dry climates and alkaline soils.

Cleveland Select Pear (Pyrus calleryana)

This tree grows to 25-35 ft tall.

Why we love it: Not only are these trees beautiful, but you get to enjoy the fruit of your labor year after year. This tree produces white flowers.

Climate: below 7,500' elevation

Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum)

This tree grows to 30 ft tall.

Why we love it: If you want a tree that requires little maintenance and effort then this is your tree. Its drought resistant and require very little water once established. It might need a trim because its blue-green foliage does get a bit shaggy at times.

Climate: Full sun preferred, 0-8000' elevation, various soils

Bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

This tree grows to 70-90 ft tall.

Why we love it: Oaks are large and resilient. It grows about 1-3 feet per year when young. If you need a tree that makes a statement, provides lots of shade and privacy, then this is your tree.

Climate: Its long taproots make it resistant to drought and it does well with alkaline soils.

Western Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)

This tree grows to 50 ft tall.

Why we love it: You will love this tree with heart shaped leaves and white flowers which bloom in June. It has strong branches that do well with Colorado winters.

Climate: Full sun, below 7,000' elevation

Need help planting these trees? Colorado Premier Tree care offers an all inclusive tree planting service.

We help pick, purchase, deliver, and plant your new trees. Call today for a free consultation. Our Arborist can help you select the perfect trees for your landscape, budget, and taste.

We plant trees from 1" to 4" in caliber or up to 12 feet tall. Our planting experts will guide you in how to care for your new tree so that it thrives in its new home. We also offer a one year guarantee on all trees that we plant.

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