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As the ground starts to thaw and spring is just around the corner, now is the perfect time to plant dormant trees, shrubs and perennials.  Planting dormant nursery stock is a great way to get a jump start on the next growing season.  Dormant plants don't have much top growth right now, but there is a lesser risk of transplant shock and more time to establish the plant's root system so your plants will be bigger and healthier come springtime. Check out the varieties of Fruit Trees, Shrubs, Grasses and Berries.  

Fruit Trees

Goldern Delicious Apple Montmorency Cherry Stanley Plum
Golden Delicious Apple
Malus 'Golden  Delicious'
A highly aromatic, crisp and juicy apple. The Golden Delicious is excellent for cooking or eating fresh.  Its long bloom season and heavy pollen production make it a great pollinator for other apple trees.  Grows about 8 to 10 feet tall and wide.

Montmorency Cherry
Prunus 'Montmorency'
Montmorency is a hardy, semi-dwarf, self-fertile cherry tree.  It produces soft, juicy, bright-red fruit in late June to early August.  It’s a little sweet and a little tart and perfect for pies or preserves.   . 
Stanley Plum
Prunus 'Stanley'
Stanley plums ripen in late summer.  They are medium to large, with deep purplish-blue skin.  They’re great for dried prunes or for canning.  A very hardy plum, perfect for this area.

Toka Plum Elbert Peach Reliance Peach
Toka Plum
 Prunus 'Toka'
The Toka Plum tree produces medium-sized, spicy fruit with a deep apricot color in mid September.  It’s a very hardy variety and is great to use as a pollinator for other fruit trees. 
Elberta Peach
Prunus persica 'Elberta'
Elberta is one of the most popular peaches because of its large, sweet fruit.  Elberta peaches are perfect for canning or eating fresh.  It is a freestone peach, which means the stone is easily removed.  It grows to a height of 15 to 25 feet with an equal or greater spread.
Reliance Peach
Prunus persica 'Reliance'
True to its name, reliance is a very hardy, self-fertilizing dwarf peach.  Another freestone variety, reliance peaches are soft, sweet and juicy.    
Bing Cherry Tree Honeycrisp Apple  
Bing Cherry
Prunus 'Bing'
A large, dark red, meaty fruit of fine flavor.  Bing cherries are top quality and great for cooking or eating fresh.  Ripens in the midseason and needs a Van or Black Tartarian Cherry for pollination. 

Honeycrisp Apple
Malus 'Honeycrisp'
Produces a medium size, red, firm, crisp fruit with excellent sweet-tart flavor.  This apple tree is very hardy and ripens in the midseason.  It does need another apple tree for pollination..

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Dogwood Summersweet Forsythia
Garden Glow Dogwood
Cornus hesseyii
A new variety of Dogwood that provides interest all year long.  The bright lime foliage in the summer turns to dark burgundy red in the fall, while bright red twigs add color during the winter months.  It does great in shady, moist areas.
Summersweet is a great trouble-free, native shrub.  In the summertime, each branch carries several 4 to 6 inch spires of pink or white flowers.  These fragrant flowers attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.  Another great shurb for shady, moist areas. 
This time-tested, reliable, deciduous, flowering shrub is a mainstay in any spring garden.  Forsythia is very hardy, and its bright yellow flowers bloom early in the spring.  Forsythia is perfect for full sun areas as a screen or shrub border.
Althea Annabel Hydrangea Privet
Also called Rose of Sharon or hardy hibiscus, Althea is a late blooming flowering shrub that gives great color in late summer until the first frost.  Relatively easy to grow, Althea comes in a rainbow of colors from pure white to deep pink to dark blue.
Annabel Hydrangea
Hydrangea arborescens
Annabel Hydrangea is a showy flowering shrub that produces huge clusters of white flowers.  These globes of flowers can be up to 1 ft in diameter!  It thrives in shade and is fast and easy to grow.  Annabel Hydrangeas look great as a single plant, grouped together or in a patio pot.
Privet’s dense-branching, fast-growing, dark green foliage makes for a perfect shrub hedge.  Creamy white flowers bloom in late spring or early summer, and are great for attracting bees.  The flowers are followed by small berries that attract wild birds.  
Virginia Creeper Mock Orange Spiraea
Virginia Creeper
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
A fast growing, vigorous vine that has beautiful fall color.  Its green leaves turn a deep red and orange in the fall.  Virginia Creeper grows big and fast to easily cover any support.
Mock Orange
Mock Orange is a fast growing, fragrant flowering shrub.  White or cream colored flowers bloom in late spring or early summer.
Spiraea are tough, easy to grow shrubs that provide color throughout the spring, summer and fall.  Their main attraction is their clusters of delicate pink or white flowers.  There are so many different kinds of spiraea, it’s easy to find the perfect one for your yard. 

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Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass Avalanche Feather Reed Grass Hamelin Dwarf Fountain Grass
Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass
Calamagrostis acutiflora
Karl Foerster is a sturdy, clumping grass with beautiful feathery plumes.  The plumes flower in the early summer and last all the way into winter.  It stands vertically and grows up to 6 feet, making a great contrast to low growing shrubs and perennials.  It’s very drought tolerant and easy to care for.  Karl Foerster was even voted the 2001 Perennial Plant of the Year. 
Avalanche Feather Reed Grass
Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche'
Avalanche Feather Reed Grass is a form of Karl Foerster grass, with very similar growing habits. It has beautiful green and white variegated foliage.  White flower heads bloom in early summer, then fade to pink and are followed by tan seed heads.  At four feet tall, Avalanche grass makes a great garden accent.  
Overdam Feather Reed Grass
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'
Overdam is another variety of feather reed grass.  It has variegated foliage and grows in compact clumps.  In early summer, it produces pink plumes.  It’s a little shorter than other varieties, growing about 2 to 3 feet.
Elijah Blue Fescue Overdam Feather Reed Grass Maiden Grass
Elijah Blue Fescue
Festuca glauca
Blue Fescue is a beautiful sliver-blue decorative grass.  It is very drought tolerant, and grows in small clumps about 8” high.  Its toughness and small size make it perfect for borders or ground cover.  For the best color, plant blue fescue in full sun.  
Maiden Grass
Miscanthus Gracillimus
Maiden grass is a tall, graceful ornamental grass growing up to 10 feet tall.  It has narrow dark green leaves with a silver midrib.  It produces coppery plumes that mature to a creamy white and turn golden bronze in the fall.
Hamelin Dwarf Fountain Grass
Pennisetum alopecuroides
Hamelin Fountain Grass grows in compact, fountain-like mounds.  It has bright green foliage and produces furry, white, foxtail-like flower plumes in August through November.   Its compact size makes Hamelin grass perfect for containers, perennial or shrub borders.   

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raspberries concord grapes blackberries
Latham Red Raspberries
Rubus idaeus
Latham Red is a variety of red raspberry known for it’s prolific production of bright red berries.  These raspberries are extra large and have a great sweet flavor.  They’re perfect for jams, jellies, pies, desserts, freezing and eating fresh.  
Concord Grapes
Vitis labrusca
Concord grapes are seeded blue grapes that are very aromatic and perfect for cooking, juice and jelly.  They grow on a vigorous vine with textured, dark green foliage.  Concord grapes are hardy in our zone and do very well here in Denver.
Triple Crown Thornless Blackberry
Rubus ‘Triple Crown’
Named for its three “crowning” attributes—flavor, productivity and vigor, Triple Crown is a great thornless blackberry.  Its large reddish berries are a little sweet, a little tart and very aromatic.  They are great fresh, cooked or frozen. 
blueberries strawberries  
Jersey Blueberries
Vaccinium 'Jersey'
Jersey blueberries are among the oldest and most widely grown blueberries in the country.  They are easy to grow and produce high yields of sweet fruit.  Though mostly grown for fruit, blueberry bushes are also great for hedges or shrub borders.

Honeoye Strawberries
Fragaria ananassa
Honeoye is a June bearing strawberry, which means it produces one crop of fruit in the late spring or early summer.  In general, June bearing strawberries are the highest-quality strawberries you can grow, and Honeoye is no exception.  Honeoye strawberries are big and beautiful red clear through.  They’re great fresh or frozen and are perfect for pies.
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