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Colorado Trees For Sale

The Centennial State is known for its high mountain peaks and low river valleys, but Colorado is also known for the Colorado Blue Spruce, a blue-tinted evergreen. The Colorado Blue Spruce is native to the Rocky Mountains and is common throughout Colorado and its adjacent northern border state, Wyoming. Growing to between 15 and 23 feet tall, the Colorado Blue Spruce has sharply pointed needles and ruby-red immature cones that morph into a classic pinecone. Although this tree is a frequently planted as an ornamental backyard tree, the Coloradan homeowner is faced with a wide variety of tree choices for planting purposes.

Due to its geography, elevation variance, and short distance temperature changes, the smart Coloradan grower will need to consider the following; climate, soil type, average precipitation, irrigation, growing zones and weather damage.

Best Trees for Colorado

Read about the specifics for your state in the following sections. If you’re looking for some quick ideas on what to plant, consider the following trees as expert-tested and The Tree Center approved:

#1. Willow Hybrid – Ideal for providing privacy, fast-growing properties, and easy care

#2. October Glory Maple – Ideal for continuous color, adaptable growing conditions, and landscaping designs.

#3. Everbearing Strawberry – Ideal for bearing fruit, providing color, and delicious, edible profits.

#4. Muskogee Crape – Ideal for mildew resistance, fragrant lavender blooms, and fast-growing height.

 

Fast Growing Privacy Trees in Colorado

As property in Colorado continues to be developed, land owners are searching for trees that will provide privacy from prying neighborly eyes and loud, unwanted noise. There are many fast growing privacy trees in Colorado, which will quickly grow after initial planting to offer your property and family long sought-after privacy.

The Thuja Green Giant, a staple of privacy trees throughout the United States, is a fast-growing pine that will quickly provide a barrier between you and your neighbors. Growing between 3-5 feet a year, the Thuja Green Giant will offer your yard classic French design with minimal hassle. Alternatively, the Leyland Cypress and Nellie Stevens Holly will also add color and privacy to your yard’s perimeter.

Climate

Colorado provides a diverse landscape with temperatures ranging from well below to zero to well over 100°F. Colorado is at the whim of its geography, with mountain ranges and low river valleys greatly influencing its daily weather and temperature. Typically, temperatures are lower as elevation increases and higher as elevation decreases. In the Eastern Plains region, the semiarid climate means low humidity and temperatures reaching the high 90s in summer and dipping just below 0°F in winter. In the areas west of the foothills, residents experience variant weather. Typically, winter brings moisture and summer, dry heat. Mountain areas will have milder summers and cooler winters that bring snow. Regardless of the location, extreme weather affects many Coloradan residents.

Soil Type

Most trees require well-drained soil rich with minerals to grow. Colorado is not known for its soil. With minimal rainfall, organic matter cannot take root and decompose to produce rich topsoil. Coloradan gardeners will almost uniformly have to purchase loam and add nutrient matter to the soil. Regardless of the property’s location in the Centennial State, a soon-to-be tree planter can perform a simple test to determine his/her soil type:

The squeeze test is a tool pedologists (soil scientists) use to determine the type of soil in a given area. Remove the first layer of soil and grab a handful of damp (but not wet) dirt. Then, squeeze the soil in the palm of your hand. When you open your hand, the results will help you to determine your specific type of soil.

1. The squeezed soil holds its squeezed shape. If you poke it, the soil will still hold its squeezed shape. You have CLAY.
2. The squeezed soil holds its squeezed shape. However, when you poke it the squeezed soil collapses. You have LOAM.
3. The soil collapses as soon as you open your hands. You have SAND.

Once you know what soil type you have, you can find trees best suited to the dirt’s properties. Loam is the best soil to have, as its unique qualities make it ideal for holding and transferring water to trees.

Average Precipitation

Rainfall is an infrequent visitor to Colorado, with the Eastern Plains and Alpine climate regions receiving the most at an annual average of between 15 and 23 inches. Precipitation predominantly falls in the more populated regions, making gardening and planning schedules slightly more flexible. The Great Plains are one of the better places for water and irrigation systems, and as such, agriculture does well. Recently, a persistent drought has lingered in the area, with water reserves being primarily used by city-dwellers.

Irrigation

Since Colorado suffers from poor soil and minimal rainfall, irrigation systems are essential for successful tree growth. The Colorado Division of Water Resources is responsible for adequate dispersal of water resources, and if concerns about natural precipitation or water availability plague a growing area, it is best to contact the department. Tightly regulated in Colorado, drip systems are the most common form of irrigation technique. Adequate water access is essential to newly planted trees, and controlled water distribution is, therefore, needed in the state.

Growing Zones

Colorado’s high peaks and low river valleys are, in part, responsible for its 10 unique growing zones. A growing zone simply refers to the USDA’s determination of areas where certain plants are most likely to thrive, preferring to focus on minimal temperature ranges in which a plant can survive.  Temperatures are as low as -45°F in the highest elevations of the Western Rockies, but only drop to 0°F in nearby valleys. Plants will survive best that can sustain rapid temperature change, with much of Colorado experiencing warm days and cool nights.

Weather Damage

Colorado’s divergent geographical topography and temperature fluctuations cause much of the extreme weather experienced by the state. Most damaging weather occurs in lowly populated areas, so the city or suburban planter has less cause for alarm. In the Eastern Plains, Tornado Alley is named for the weather systems that frequently cause damage to both life and property. Thunderstorms and wildfires also cause much of the damage in the state.  Soon-to-be tree planters should be cautious as to the height and distance from infrastructure of planted trees.

If you prefer to purchase your trees or shrubs in person instead of online, we offer this comprehensive guide to purchasing a tree at your local Colorado nursery or garden center. However, since we don’t actually live in Colorado we can’t guarantee this list to be 100% accurate – but we did attempt to be as accurate as we possibly could. We have no affiliation with any of the businesses listed below and make no guarantees as to the businesses’ ability or the quality of trees you will receive. As with any purchase you make, be sure to check out the business with the Better Business Bureau, references, and any other sources you may have.

 

Colorado Trees For Sale | The Tree Center™
AkronAkron Greenhouse33 Hickory Avenue970-345-2990
AlamosaGreen Spot711 State Avenue719-589-6362
ArvadaEchter’s Greenhouse & Gardens9170 W 52nd Avenue303-424-7979
ArvadaGiambrocco & Sons Garden Center14005 W 64th Avenue303-421-7228
ArvadaMalara Gardens7190 Kipling Street303-424-1452
ArvadaSpano’s Marshall Street Grnhse5045 Marshall Street303-424-0964
ArvadaTimberline Gardens11700 W 58th Avenue303-420-4060
ArvadaWright’s Nursery Inc11100 Ralston Road303-424-3914
AspenPlanted Earth37925 Highway 82970-544-5718
AuroraNick’s Garden Center & Farm Market2001 S Chambers Road303-696-6657
AuroraTagawa Garden Center & Florist7711 S Parker Road303-690-4722
AuroraTower Nursery17050 Smith Road303-366-3377
BayfieldBayfield GardensE Highway 160B970-884-0616
BennettWindy Garden Center750 S Manila Road303-644-4928
BoulderHarlequin’s Gardens4795 26th Street303-939-9403
BoulderTreehouse Nursery7450 Valmont Road303-449-8733
BoulderWest End Gardener777 Pearl Street #D303-938-0607
BrightonColorado Turf Inc13210 Sable Boulevard303-659-5722
BrightonPicadilly Nursery21750 E 152nd Avenue303-659-2382
BroomfieldBroomfield Nursery14601 Irving Street303-465-2564
BroomfieldFront Range Gardens10195 Wadsworth Boulevard303-469-3369
BroomfieldGarden Country4181 W 120th Avenue303-466-6761
BroomfieldO’Toole Garden Center9400 Wadsworth Parkway303-423-8361
BrushDunkers Greenhouse1406 Edison Street970-842-5861
Canon CityBrady’s Garden Center1121 S 9th Street719-275-1286
Canon CityJackson’s Nursery412 N 15th Street719-275-3901
CarbondalePlanted Earth12744 Highway 82970-963-1731
CarbondaleWindriver Garden Center19351 Highway 82970-963-5799
Castle RockCastle Rock Gift & Garden1070 Brookside Cir303-688-6800
CentennialBig Tool Box8080 S Holly Street303-779-8822
CentennialGarden Centers of Colorado6456 S Niagara Court303-850-7589
CentennialHighlands Garden Center8080 S Holly Street303-220-5856
Colorado SpringsBetterway Nursery & Garden Center701 W Colorado Avenue719-475-2748
Colorado SpringsColorado Garden Center3330 Austin Bluffs Parkway719-598-7640
Colorado SpringsColorado Tree Farm Nursery7440 Templeton Gap Road719-598-8733
Colorado SpringsGarden Accents2530 W Colorado Avenue719-578-1386
Colorado SpringsGood Earth Garden Center1330 N Walnut Street719-473-3399
Colorado SpringsHillside Gardens1006 S Institute Street719-520-9463
Colorado SpringsHomestake Nursery & Landscape1816 N Marksheffel Road719-574-4850
Colorado SpringsKenny’s Landscape Svc1939 Hallam Avenue719-392-3376
Colorado SpringsMarshall Nursery-Colorado Sprg307 Mount View Lane719-598-8881
Colorado SpringsMorning Glory Garden ShopN Academy Boulevard719-380-8781
Colorado SpringsOlympian Garden Center1730 E Fountain Boulevard719-634-4995
Colorado SpringsPhelan Gardens4955 Austin Bluffs Parkway719-574-8058
Colorado SpringsPikes Peak Nurseries630 Abbott Lane719-632-4751
Colorado SpringsRick’s Garden Center1827 W Uintah Street719-632-8491
Colorado SpringsRick’s Nursery600 N 18th Street719-636-3085
Colorado SpringsSecret Garden Nursery420 S 19th Street719-635-0434
Colorado SpringsSpencer’s Lawn & Garden Center1430 S Tejon Street719-632-2788
Colorado SpringsSpencer’s Lawn & Garden Center1937 Hallam Avenue719-392-2726
CortezCliffrose27885 Highway 160970-565-8994
CortezLet It Grow-Nursery & Garden429 E Montezuma Avenue970-565-3099
CraigGarden Pit435 Mack Lane970-824-8345
DeltaPlants For Decor2090 S Main Street970-874-7080
Denver70 Ave Flower & Garden Center1200 W 70th Avenue303-429-6162
DenverBirdsall & CO1540 S Broadway303-722-2535
DenverCity Floral Greenhouse1440 Kearney Street303-399-1177
DenverCountry Fair Garden Center2190 S Colorado Boulevard303-757-4949
DenverDardano’s Flowerland1205 W Evans Avenue303-934-5646
DenverGarden Patch2101 S Washington Street303-282-3992
DenverLogan St Gardens1033 Grove Street303-733-6291
DenverMitchell’s Garden Center9660 Federal Boulevard303-465-2226
DenverPaulino Gardens6280 Broadway303-429-8062
DenverPotted Garden1001 S Gaylord Street303-282-4620
DenverRain Field719 S University Boulevard303-777-3729
DenverSanchez Nursery4941 Sherman Street303-293-2029
DenverSato’s Garden5445 W Evans Avenue303-986-3563
DenverTrees Rhett1153 S Gaylord Street303-282-7524
DoloresCreative Water Designs29996 Highway 184970-882-5453
DurangoAlpine Greenhouse & Nursery161 Burnett Haul Road970-247-1828
DurangoSan Juan Mountain Nurseries25855 Highway 160970-259-3512
EatonEaton Grove Nursery Ltd35901 County Road 31970-454-3856
EckertSpruce Point Tree Farm1245 2700 Road #B970-835-3255
El JebelEagle Crest Nursery Inc400 Gillespie Dr970-963-1173
ElizabethJ C’s Greenhouse32862 County Road 25303-646-9137
EnglewoodBonsai Nursery Inc3750 S Federal Boulevard303-761-3066
Estes ParkMike Dudzinski’s Home & Garden920 Dunraven Street970-577-1099
EvansHappy Life Gardens2000 37th Street970-330-9530
Fort CollinsCountry Gardens Greenhouse600 Countryside Dr970-224-5469
Fort CollinsDonath Lake Nursery Greenhouse8420 S Lemay Avenue970-663-6636
Fort CollinsFort Collins Nursery2121 E Mulberry Street970-482-1984
Fort CollinsFossil Creek Nursery7029 S College Avenue970-226-4924
Fort CollinsJust Trees4701 E Prospect Road970-482-3711
Fort CollinsPerennial Gardener154 N College Avenue970-224-3987
Fort CollinsWindswept Farm5537 N County Road 9970-484-1124
FowlerLarsons Cactus Garden5060 US Highway 50719-263-4414
Glenwood SpringsGlenwood Gardens51993 Highway 6970-945-6747
GoldenCity Floral5331 Quaker Street303-279-1851
GoldenNative Nursery17025 S Golden Road303-278-3750
Grand JunctionBookcliff Gardens755 26 Road970-242-7766
Grand JunctionGrand Junction Nursery Garden2862 North Avenue970-242-5528
Grand JunctionMT Garfield Greenhouse3162 F Road970-434-2788
Grand JunctionValley Grown Nursery680 24 1/2 Road970-245-2634
Grand JunctionWaterscapes1502 Lowell Lane970-245-2172
GreeleyEden Herbs & Flowers1703 Greeley Mall970-346-0609
GreeleyHighland Nursery5002 W 20th Street970-330-4445
GreeleyWise Acres3545 W O Street970-378-1739
GypsumStephens Nursery10 Colorado River Road970-524-9344
HaydenFlowers & Things108 S Walnut Street970-276-1248
Highlands RanchGardens9542 S University Boulevard303-791-0338
LA SalleAmerican Tree Sales234 W Taylor Avenue970-284-6630
LafayetteBoulder Creek Tree FarmUS Highway 287 & Isabelle Road303-666-5213
LakewoodO’Toole’s Garden Center1404 Quail Street303-232-6868
LeadvilleEnchanted Gardens1942 County Road 8719-486-3560
LittletonArapahoe Acres Nursery-Garden9010 S Santa Fe Dr303-791-1660
LittletonBuck’s Garden Center Nursery6439 S Broadway303-794-6000
LittletonColorado Treescapes8925 Bermuda Run Cir303-770-4155
LittletonJared’s Nursery10500 W Bowles Avenue303-979-6022
LittletonO’Toole’s Garden Center5201 S Federal Boulevard303-347-8027
LittletonO’Toole’s Garden Center8501 W Bowles Avenue303-979-3050
LittletonSummer Blooms Garden Center7800 S Pierce Street303-932-7990
LittletonWilmore Nursery-Garden Center711 E County Line Road303-795-5339
LongmontBlue Ribbon Farm10147 Hover Road303-774-7717
LongmontColorado Hydro5555 Ute Hwy303-823-6658
LongmontDuran’s Hobby Acres Greenhouse15591 N 107th Street303-772-9586
LongmontFlower Bin1805 Nelson Road303-772-3454
LongmontGwynne’s Greenhouse & Gardens4559 Highland Dr303-823-6818
LovelandGarden Treasures903 Cottonwood Dr970-663-3237
LovelandGateway Garden & Home Center530 Garfield Avenue970-667-2932
LovelandLoveland Garden Center & Nursery1801 S Lincoln Avenue970-669-3577
Manitou SpringsManitou Cactus CO1 Ruxton Avenue719-685-9234
MillikenArborland Nursery22465 State Highway 60970-587-2258
MillikenValley View Greenhouse8275 County Road 54970-587-0681
MinturnMinturn Gardens23796 US Highway 24970-827-9384
MontroseCamelot Gardens16612 S Townsend Avenue970-249-6109
MontroseHigh Country Tree Galleries755 Spring Creek Road970-252-1715
MontroseMountain Meadow Nursery62821 LA Salle Road970-240-2810
MontroseNorth Mesa Nursery12225 6530 Road970-249-6258
NorthglennDreamscapes Landscape Center6100 E 104th Avenue303-450-6007
NorthglennMazzotti’s Garden Center Farm6821 E 104th Avenue303-453-1573
OlatheSouthwest Soils Inc58521 Amber Road970-323-6300
Pagosa SpringsMartin’s Nursery175 N Pagosa Boulevard #7970-264-5080
Pagosa SpringsPagosa Lawn & Landscape166 Bastille Dr970-731-5195
PalisadeLittle Garden Store3895 N River Road970-216-3219
PalisadeOrchard Mesa Tree Farm3338 C Road970-523-0401
ParkerCobble Stone Gardens8900 S Brompton Way303-680-2400
ParkerHarmony Ridge Farm6322 N Flintwood Road303-840-4563
ParkerPine Lane Nursery12859 N Pine Dr303-841-3009
PenroseSeven Foot Tree Farm358 8th Street719-372-9424
PuebloA Korner Flower Mart3201 Dillon Dr719-545-1593
PuebloScaplo Gardens Nursery1286 25th Lane719-542-7527
Pueblo WestPalace Nursery1115 E Holiday Dr719-647-0531
Pueblo WestPueblo West Garden Center59 S Masters Dr719-547-4866
RifleRifle Garden Center101 W 26th Street970-625-2585
RifleRocky Mountain Native Plant CO3780 County Road 233970-625-4769
SalidaTen Deer Foot Enterprises10550 W County Road 190719-539-4489
SimlaCashel Farms Nursery14850 Holtwood Road719-541-2417
SnowmassMountain Greenery25815 Highway 82970-927-1003
Steamboat SpgsBlue Mountain Nursery Inc3046 Elk River Road970-879-4769
SterlingDeb Agri Svc931 W Main Street970-522-2292
StrasburgComanche Creek Garden Center2640 Streetrasburg Road303-622-4540
Sugar CitySpringtime Nursery23902 County Road H719-267-4166
WellingtonLeaning Tree Farm7215 N County Road 9970-568-3329
WellingtonWhite Dog Tree Farm7637 Glenstorm Road970-568-0129
WestcliffeNative Woods Garden Center310 S 6th719-783-4100
Wheat RidgeAbner’s Garden Center12280 W 44th Avenue303-424-0180
Wheat RidgeColorado Bonsai Ltd12355 W 34th Pl303-232-8700
Wheat RidgeGreen Goddess10590 W 44th Avenue303-432-1108
Wheat RidgeYoung’s Market9400 W 44th Avenue303-422-8408
WindsorKaufman Enterprises7232 State Highway 392970-686-5338
WindsorWindsor Gardener6461 Highway 392970-686-9771
Woodland ParkTree People722 W US Highway 24719-687-0797