HARDY PLANTS FOR HIGHER

ELEVATIONS

 

STARNOTE 535

June 2009

Suggestions for climates that get cold

 

The following plant selections are hardy for Utah and Nevada elevations to 5500 feet.  This listing is not all-inclusive but shows samples, by category, of plants that perform well in outlying areas of Southern Nevada and Southern Utah.                                            

 

COLORFUL PERENNIALS

EVERGREEN SHRUBS

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS

GROUND COVER

SHADE TREES

VINES

 

FRUIT TREES

 

 

COLORFUL PERENNIALS

EVERGREEN SHRUBS

Blue Salvia (Salvia x hybrids)

Blue Cone Arborvitae (Platycladus)

Columbine (Aquilegia cultivars)

Cotoneaster varieties:

Coreopsis varieties

          Lowfast

Daylily (Hemerocallis hybrids)

          Rock

Delphinium varieties

Euonymus varieties:

English Primrose (Primula polyanthum)

          Box-leaf

Red Coneflower (Echinacea ‘Magnus’)

          Evergreen

Yarrow (Achillea hybrids)

Holly (Ilex cultivars):

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          Blue Girl

 

          Blue Prince

GROUND COVER

          Blue Princess

Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca)

San Gabriel

Creeping Mahonia (Mahonia repens)

Juniper (Juniperus varieties):

Dwarf Periwinkle (Vinca minor)

          Hollywood Twisted

English Ivy

          Old Gold

Juniper (Juniperus varieties):

          Sea Green

          Bar Harbor

          Spearmint

          Blue Carpet

          Tam

          Blue Chip

Mugho Pine (Pinus mugo)

          Broadmoor

Snowball Bush (Viburnum opulus)

          Buffalo

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          Japanese Garden

 

Mondo Grass (Ophipogon Japonica)

SHADE TREES

Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei)

Cottonwood (Populus cultivars)

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          Lanceleaf

 

          Siouxland

VINES

Crabapple (Malus varieties)

Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis)

Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata)

Honeysuckle

Flowering Peach (Prunus persica)

Grapes (Vitis vinifera varieties)

Golden Raintree (Koelreuteria paniculata)

Trumpet Creeper (Campsis cultivars)

Locust (Gleditsia cultivars):

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          Idaho

 

          Shade Master

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS                                  

          Skyline

Barberry (Berberis varieties)

Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra ‘Italica’)

Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)               

London Plane Tree (Platanus acerifolia)

Dwarf Flowering Plum (Prunus cistena)                

Navajo Globe Willow (Salix matsudana)

Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alata)         

Ornamental Pear (Pyrus varieties):

Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles)              

          Aristocrat

Forsythia (Forsythia cultivars)                           

          Bradford

Persian Lilac (Syringa persica)                 

Redbud (Cercis cultivars)

Rose of Sharon (Hybiscus syriacus)

Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia soulangeana)

Spiraea (Spiraea hybrids)              

Silk Tree (Albizzia julibrissin)

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Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua)  (top)

 

 

FRUIT TREES

 

Most fruit trees prefer areas with colder winter temperatures.  Check with your favorite Star Nursery location for information on chilling and pollinating requirements.  Some of the best varieties for these elevations are:

 

Apples

Cherries

Peaches

Pears

Plums

Pomegranates

 

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