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Xeric Deciduous Shrubs

These are lists of some of the deciduous shrubs that have low and moderate water needs and will grow well in Colorado.

 

Low Water Use Deciduous Shrubs

Moderate Water Use Deciduous Shrubs

 

Xeric Deciduous Shrubs  (click on highlighted names for photos and/or more information)

Low Water Use Deciduous Shrubs

BOTANIC NAME COMMON NAME

Amorpha canescens

Great Plains Leadplant

Amorpha fruticosa var. angustifolia

Indigobush Leadplant

Amorpha nana

Dwarf Leadplant

Artemisia cana

Silver Sagebush

Artemisia tridentata

Tall Western Sagebush

Atriplex canescens

Four-Wing Saltbush

Buddleia alternifolia 'Argentea'

Alternate-Leaf Butterfly Bush

Caesalpinia gilliesii Bird of Paradise

Caragana arborescens

Siberian Peashrub

Caragana arborescens 'Lobergii'

Fern-Leaf Siberian Peashrub

Caragana frutex 'Globosa'

Globe Peashrub

Caragana maximowicziana

Maximowicz Peashrub

Caryopteris clandonensis (all cultivars)

Blue Mist Spirea

Ceanothus fendleri

Mountain-Lilac

Ceratoides lanata

Winterfat

Cercocarpus brevifolius

Little Flowered Mountain-Mahogany

Cercocarpus intricatus

Littleleaf Mountain-Mahogany

Cercocarpus ledifolius

Curl-leaf Mountain-Mahogany

Cercocarpus montanus

Common Mountain-Mahogany

Chamaebatiaria millefolium

Fernbush

Chilopsis linearis Desert Willow

Chrysothamnus (all varieties)

Rabbitbrush

Coletea arborescens Bladder Senna

Cowania mexicana

Cliffrose

Cytisus 'Moonlight'

Moonlight Broom

Cytisus purgans 'Spanish Gold'

Andorra Broom

Elaeagnus commutata

Silverberry

Elaeagnus umbellata

Autumn-Olive

Fallugia paradoxa

Apache Plume

Forestiera neomexicana

New Mexican Privet

Genista tinctoria 'Royal Gold'

Royal Gold Woadwaxen

Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'

Sunburst St. Johnswort

Hypericum 'Hidcote'

Hidcote St. Johnswort

Jamesia americana

Waxflower

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Moderately Low Water Use Deciduous Shrubs

BOTANIC NAME COMMON NAME

Acer ginnala

Amur Maple

Acer ginnala ' Bailey Compact'

Bailey Compact Amur Maple

Acer ginnala ' Compactum'

Compact Amur Maple

Acer ginnala ' Emerald Elf'

Emerald Elf Amur Maple

Acer ginnala 'Flame'

Flame Amur Maple

Acer tataricum

Tatarian Maple

Amelanchier alnifolia

Juneberry, Saskatoon Serviceberry

Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent'

Regent Serviceberry

Amelanchier 'Autumn Brilliance'

Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry

Amelanchier canadensis

Shadblow Serviceberry

Berberis mentorensis

Mentor Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea'

Red Leaf Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ' Bagatelle'

Bagatelle Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow'

Rose Glow Barberry

Buddleia davidii cultivars

Butterfly Bush

Chaenomeles spp.

Flowering Quince

Cotoneaster apiculatus

Cranberry Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster apiculatus 'Tom Thumb'

Tom Thumb Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster dammeri 'Coral Beauty'

Coral Beauty Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster divaricatus

Spreading Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster horizontalis

Rock Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster horizontalis perpusillus

Ground Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster lucidus

Hedge Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster acutifolia

Peking Cotoneaster

Holodiscus dumosus

Rock Spirea

Lonicera involucrata

Twinberry Honeysuckle

Philadelphus lewisii

Lewis Mockorange

Physocarpus monogynus

Mountain Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius & cultivars

Ninebark

Potentilla fruticosa cultivars

Potentilla

Prunus fruticosa

Ground Cherry

Prunus tomentosa

Nanking Cherry

Prunus virginiana

Native Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana 'Schubert'

Canada Red Chokecherry

Pyracantha coccinea 'Wyatti' Wyatt Firethorn

Rhamnus frangula 'Asplenifolia'

Fern-Leaf Buckthorn

Rhamnus frangula 'Columnaris'

Columnar Buckthorn

Ribes alpinum

Alpine Currant

Ribes alpinum ' Green Mound'

Green Mound Currant

Ribes ' Red Lake '

Red Lake Currant

Ribes 'Pixwell'

Pixwell Gooseberry

Ribes uva crispa 'Red Jacket'

Red Jacket Gooseberry

Rosa (All Shrub Roses)

Shrub Rose

Sibiraea laevigata

Siberian Spirea

Sorbaria sorbifolia

Ash-Leaf False Spirea

Symphoricarpos albus

White Snowberry

Symphoricarpos chenaultii 'Hancock'

Hancock Coralberry

Symphoricarpos doorenbosii 'Magic Berry'

Magic Berry Coralberry

Symphoricarpos doorenbosii 'White Hedge'

White Hedge Snowberry

Symphoricarpos occidentalis

Western Snowberry

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

Red Coralberry

Symphoricarpos oreophilus

Mountain Snowberry

Syringa chinensis

Chinese Lilac

Syringa patula 'Miss Kim'

Miss Kim Lilac

Syringa villosa

Late Lilac

Viburnum lantana

Wayfaringtree Viburnum

Viburnum lantana 'Mohican'

Mohican Viburnum

Viburnum lentago

Nannyberry Viburnum

Viburnum rhytidophylloides 'Alleghany'

Alleghany Leatherleaf Viburnum

Kolkwitzia amabilis

Beautybush

Ligustrum obtusifolium var. regelianum

Regal Privet

Ligustrum vulgare ' Cheyenne '

Cheyenne Privet

Ligustrum vulgare 'Densiflorum'

Upright Privet

Ligustrum vulgare 'Lodense'

Lodense Privet

Lonicera 'Honeyrose'

Honeyrose Honeysuckle

Lonicera korolkowii var. floribunda 'Blue Velvet'

Blue Velvet Honeysuckle

Lonicera syringantha var. wolfii

Lilac-Flowering Dwarf Honeysuckle

Lonicera tatarica 'Arnold Red'

Arnold Red Honeysuckle

Lonicera xylosteoides 'Clavey's Dwarf'

Clavey's Dwarf Honeysuckle

Lonicera xylosteoides 'Miniglobe'

Miniglobe Honeysuckle

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Russian-Sage

Philadelphus microphyllus

Littleleaf Mockorange

Prunus americana

American Plum

Prunus besseyi

Western Sandcherry

Prunus besseyi 'Pawnee Buttes'

Pawnee Buttes Western Sandcherry

Prunus tenella

Dwarf Russian Almond

Purshia tridentata

Antelope Brush

Quercus gambelii

Gambel Oak

Quercus undulata

Wavy Leaf Oak

Rhamnus smithii

Smith's Buckthorn

Rhus aromatica

Fragrant Sumac

Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'

Gro-Low Sumac

Rhus glabra

Smooth Sumac

Rhus glabra var. cismontana

Rocky Mountain Sumac

Rhus trilobata

Threeleaf Sumac

Rhus typhina

Staghorn Sumac

Rhus typhina 'Laciniata'

Cutleaf Sumac

Ribes aureum

Golden Currant

Ribes cereum

Wax Currant

Rosa woodsii

Wood's Rose

Shepherdia argentea

Silver Buffaloberry

Shepherdia canadensis

Russet Buffaloberry

Shepherdia rotundifolia

Round-leaf Buffaloberry

Syringa hyacinthiflora (all cultivars)

Early Lilac (all cultivars)

Syringa prestoniae (all cultivars)

Late Lilac (all cultivars)

Syringa vulgaris (all cultivars)

Common & French Lilac (all cultivars)

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Photo: Judy Sedbrook

 

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