Mountain
Garden
       
Common Name Latin Name T H X W Ornamental Value
         
Antelope Bitterbrush, Greasewood Purshia tridentata S 5' X 5' Fragrant with yellow flowers
Baccharifolius Beardtongue Penstemon baccharifolius P 2' X 2' Red trumpet shaped flowers June through September
Big Berry Manzanita Arctostaphylos glauca S 10' X 6' White to pink flowers
Birchleaf Mountain Mahogany Cercocarpus montanus S 12' X 4' White to pink fragrant flowers
Bird's-foot Cliffbrake Pellaea mucronata S 1' X 1' Green, fern-like
Black Oak Quercus kelloggii T 25' X 25' Dapple shade, deciduous, leaves red in fall
Black Sage Salvia mellifera S 1' X 1' Fragrant with lavender flowers
Blackfoot Daisy Melampodium leucanthum P 6" X 1' White one inch daisies
Blue Oak Quercus douglasii T 30' x 30' Evergreen medium sized oak
Buck Brush Ceanothus cuneatus S 8' X 9' White to light blue flower in late winter to mid-spring
Bush Beardtongue Keckiella breviflora P 5' X 5' White flowers line with purple, pink, or red streaks in spring and fall, fragrant
California Fremontia, Flannelbush Fremontodendron californicum T 12' X 15' 1 to 2 inch yellow flowers in spring
California Lilac Ceanothus greggii vestitus S 6' X 6' White flowers in spring through summer
California Melic Melica imperfecta P 2' X 8" Clump grass, prefers shade, does well under large trees
California Walnut Juglans californica T 20' X 20' Yellow blooms the March through May resulting in edible nuts, full shade
Canyon Live Oak, Goldencup Oak Quercus chrysolepis T 30' X 25' Shade, evergreen, large acorns
Canyon Silktassel Garrya veatchii S 6' X 6' Showy male flowers hang in long white catkins from the end of the branches late winter to spring
Cliff Rose, Mexican Cliffrose, Bitterbrush Purshia mexicana S 8' X 5' Fragrant white aromatic flowers with long yellow stamens
Coast Live Oak Quercus agrifolia T 20' X 40' Deep shade
Colorado Four O'clock Mirabilis multiflora P 1' X 1' Green leaves, purple flowers in July and August
Coulter Pine Pinus coulteri T 40' X 20' Long dark green needles
Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany Cercocarpus ledifolius T 12' X 12' Inconspicuous flowers but eye catching spiral silver-haired seed plumes, plant has spicy aroma
Desert Mariposa Lily Calochortus kennedyi P to 8" Orange, yellow, or white flowers from April to June
Feather Dalea, Feather Plume Dalea formosa P 1' X 2' Bloom fall through spring with small purple and white or cream flowers
Fragrant Evening Primrose Neriserenia camporum P 8" X 1' White to pale pink flowers in spring
Gambel Oak Quercus gambelii T 30' x 30' Deciduous high altitude medium oak
Gilia Beardtongue Penstemon ambiguus P 2' X 2' Uniquely showy light-pink flowered species for its extravagant late spring display
Goldenball Leadtree, Lemonball Leucaena retusa T 25' X 25' Golden fluffy balls of flowers after rains
Golden Currant Ribes aureum V 10' x 10' Yellow, tubular showy flowers, borne in spring, hanging clusters several inches long, clove-like fragrance
Golden Yarrow Eriophyllum confertiflorum P 2' Mat of bright yellow flowers
Hairy Goldenaster Heterotheca villosa P 1' X 1' Yellow to gold flowers June through October
Hairy Yerba Santa Eriodictyon trichocalyx S 6' X 6' White to purple flowers in spring
Hollyleaf Cherry Prunus ilicifolia T 8' X 8' White flower spikes, showy red cherries
Howard McMinn Manzanita Arctostaphylos densiflora S 8 ' x 12' Small, white to pinkish white flowers, appearing from late winter to spring
Incense Cedar Calocedrus decurrens T 40' X 20' Long dark green needles, fragrant
Interior Live Oak Quercus wislizenii T 10' X 20' Deep shade
Lewis Flax Linum lewisii P 3' X 3' Lavender flowers spring until summer
Limber Pine Pinus flexilis T 30' x 20' Long dark blue/green needles
Littleleaf Mock Orange, June Bride Philadelphus microphyllus S 1' X 1' Dark green leaves, small white flowers have fragrance of pineapples
Littleleaf Mountain Mahogany Cercocarpus intricatus T 6' X 6' Small yellow flowers in mid-spring, evergreen rosemary-like leaves
Lodgepole Pine Pinus contorta T 40' X 15' Dark green needles, slender conical shape
Mormon Tea Ephedra trifurca or E. viridus S 4' X 6' Texture of stems, yellow flowers on males in spring
Mountain Desert Sage, Rose Sage Salvia pachyphylla S 2' X 2' Two-tone red and purple large flowers, evergreen grey-green leaves
New Mexico Locust Robinia neomexicana T 5' X 6' Green leaves, purplish to pink flowers are fragrant
Palmer's Penstemon, Baloon Flower Penstemon palmeri P 2' X 1' Showy pink flowers in spring, aromatic
Parish's Bluecurls Trichostema parishii P 3' X 3' Showy blue fragrant flowers in spring
Parry Pinon Pine Pinus quadrifolia T 30' x 12' Grey green needles
Pineleaf Penstemon, Pineneedle Beardtongue Penstemon pinifolius P 1' X 1' Showy red flowers in late spring, summer
Pipestem Clematis Clematis lasiantha P To 20' Small white to tan blooms late spring to mid-summer, vine to 20 feet
Ponderosa Pine, Yellow Pine Pinus ponderosa T 100' X 30' Dark green needles
Rockspirea, Mountainspray Holodiscus dumosus S 8' X 5' White spray of flowers in July, fruits in October
Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii T 40' X 20' Long dark green needles, fragrant
Sand Penstemon, Gilia Beardtongue Penstemon ambiguus P 1' X 1' Green leaves, white flowers in spring
Scarlet Bugler Penstemon centranthifolius P 1' X 2' Showy red flowers in spring
Silver Lupine Lupinus albifrons P 5' X 5' Light blue to purple flowers in summer
Singleleaf Pinon Pine Pinus monophylla T 30 x 20' Grey green needles
Snapdragon Penstemon Keckiella breviflora P 6' X 3' Wonderfully fragrant, bright yellow flowers and elegant foliage
Utah Service Berry Amelanchier utahensis S 15' x 15' White flowers in spring, fruit in early summer, white bark
Wavyleaf Soap Plant Chlorogalum pomeridianum P To 3' Summer white lilies, dies out in late summer
White Fir Albies concolor T 30' X 12' Evergreen, popular Christmas tree, leaves have lemony fragrance
White Sagebrush Artemisia ludoviciana P 1' X 3' Fragrant silver foliage, insignificant yellow flowers July to October
Winterfat Ceratoides lanata S 2' X 3' Silvery leaves, white hairs on leaves
Woodland Strawberry Frageria vesca ssp. californica P 6" x 9' White flowers in spring, red fruit in summer, ground cover
Yarrow Achillea millefolium californica P 3' X 3' White to near white, sometimes pink, flat topped cluster of small flowers from mid-spring to early winter, fragrant
Yellow Bush Snapdragon Keckiella antirrhinoides P 6' x 3' Wonderfully fragrant, bright yellow flowers spring and summer and elegant foliage
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