Thinking about planting a tree? Are you envisioning planting a little sapling that will one day shade your home during hot summers to come or are you looking for a tree to add a specific ornamental flair to your yard or is your dream to plant a tree that provides delicious fruit throughout the summer. Many types of shade, ornamental and fruit trees can be grown in Colorado. Key factors to consider are tree hardiness, the length of time of cold dormancy, growing season length requirements, and disease susceptibility. Here are just a few examples of trees that the gardening experts at O'Toole's Garden Center know will thrive here in Colorado and recommend adding to your yard. 

Shade Providing Trees

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Ornamental Trees

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Fruit Trees

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For early spring color, it’s hard to beat crabapples. After the cold winter, crabapples burst into bloom with cascades of white, pink or purplish flowers. Growth habits vary, but most have a relatively compact, rounded shape. Many ornamental crabapples do produce small fruit, but there are fruitless varieties available. Some of the most popular varieties include April Showers, Prairie Fire, Royalty, Profusion, Spring Snow and Thunderchild