Trees & Shrubs
Longevity in the landscape
Right Plant, Right Place
When choosing your trees and shrubs, we encourage you toward plants that work in your real conditions – be it tough clay, dry shade, full sun, or swale. Sun exposure, soil conditions, wind exposure, water access, and nearby structures need to be factored into your plan – as does the mature size of the tree or shrub.
Our Nursery Team will guide you toward the right plant for the right place and will equip you with regional knowledge to help your new trees and shrubs thrive. From properly planting, watering, and mulching to effectively pruning, maintaining, and protecting your landscape investment, we’re here to advise you through each season.
Trees and shrubs are a real investment in your landscape, but the long-term benefits will outlast us all. Trees release fresh oxygen, absorb harmful radiation, and reduce suburban heat with their shade. Trees and shrubs are a haven for wildlife and provide nesting places for birds. These magnificent plants also graft themselves into our family memories – from the front yard tree the kids love climbing to the backyard shrubs that make a perfect winter snow fort.
One of the best things about Colorado living is getting to enjoy all four seasons. When making your tree and shrub selections, explore options that create multi-season value in your landscape.
Look for flowering and fruiting varieties that provide an explosion of color in early spring and branch-loads of berries for birds in late autumn. Mix deciduous and evergreen selections for year-round color. Pick plants with bark texture, stem color, and branch structure that will keep even your winter landscape interesting.
Small Space Trees & Shrubs
If you’re working with a tight suburban backyard or a tiny urban side yard, many ornamental trees and shrubs are now designed for small spaces. When you visit us, you’ll find tidy shrubs for streetside areas, columnar trees for closely built homes, and compact shrubs and trees with multi-season interest.
With the right plants, you can create backyard privacy and transform even a little yard into a place you love.
Protecting Our Trees
If any of your trees or shrubs are struggling, we’re here to help! Our Nursery Team and Garden Advisors at Dick’s Corner welcome you to bring photos from different distances and angles to show the overall plant and problem. For live plant or pest samples, be sure to seal it inside a plastic bag before bringing it inside the greenhouse!
Some pests, such as the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and Japanese Beetle, threaten our suburban trees and specimen plants, but we are committed to education and environmentally sound practices. For the latest information from the Colorado Department of Agriculture, please visit EABColorado.com. CSU created a video to help you identify EAB. If you suspect you might have EAB, please contact your local CSU Extension office right away.