Flowering Trees

5 Best Flowering Trees To Grow In Denver

In the Denver Foothills and looking for flowering trees? Because of our low humidity, cool evening temperatures, and warm days, many small flowering trees thrive in our red, rocky soils. Local natives are often among the best. Our recommendation is to try one (or more) of these beautiful flowering trees if you live nearby.

The compact ‘Regent’, with a height of only 4-6 feet, is the most notable of the exceptional landscape varieties.

Clay-rich soils are best suited for growing the Saskatoon serviceberry tree. A shade-tolerant tree, it grows best in full sunlight, though it produces its most flowering when planted understory.

Green spire Linden

Would a tree on your property present a challenge? Perhaps it’s windy. Maybe it’s too wet or too dry? Does the tree need to live in the ‘hell-strip’ between the sidewalk and the street? How about a small patio yard in a big city? Are you concerned about smog or salt?

A strong pyramidal tree can be found in the Green spire  Linden (Tilia cordata ‘PNI 6025’). An attractive, neat, and uniform appearance characterizes it. The look will be perfect for you.

Additionally, it is one of the most adaptable trees around. In urban environments, Green spire Linden thrives. All you need to do is place it in full sunlight.

They make excellent shade trees. Plant a row along the street or use one as an accent near a patio. Place one at the corner of your house to anchor a foundation planting. Or, plant a lawn grouping of three to create a lovely view from the deck.

In early summer, Green spire’s yellow flower blossoms are one of its best assets. How nice that this tree blooms after most other flowering trees are done for the year. You’ll really appreciate the yummy, spicy scent and so will local honeybees and butterflies.

Fall color is another great feature. As the nights get cooler, the dark green heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold. In fall, Green spire Linden leaves seem to glow from within!


Royalty Crabapple


Royalty crabapples are ornamental trees that have edible fruits. Imagine this impressive specimen as a shade or street tree in your yard! Fragrant blooms, fantastic color and year-round interest, you can easily see why this is one of the top ornamental flowering trees available!

There are few trees that offer as much color as a Royal Crabapple Tree (Malus ‘Royalty’). You will never own a prettier tree than this one. You don’t even need to look at the leaves to appreciate their beauty! The purple hues they emit during the spring will transform your tree like no other!

The spring foliage will be rivaled by the deep pink flowers that will beckon pollinators with their lovely sweet fragrance. Complementing the near red flowers, the purple-red foliage combination creates a striking effect upon your emerging spring landscape!

You’ll have reddish-purple leaves all summer and leaves that fade to green in autumn, then red-orange leaves in autumn. Fall also brings ripened small dangling gems in the form of dark red fruit that will provide a beneficial food source for your wildlife! The fruit tends to hang on into winter for added seasonal interest.

From this tree, there is always a new hue or shade to enjoy! Every new season, the Royalty Crabapple changes her wardrobe to vibrant pinks, deep purples, and violets, as well as rusty orange!

Winter King Hawthorn

It is an ornamental tree of winter interest, characterized by its small size and distinctive branches. It would do well anywhere you’d like an ornamental tree but don’t have much room. Winter features are the most outstanding feature of your Hawthorn tree.

A peachy copper color emerges from the underside of the silver-gray bark. The leaves are best exposed when they change to golden red in autumn and fall to the ground. Hawthorn’s youngsters have a lighter shade of green, giving them an additional splash of color.

It’s in autumn when you’ll also notice the half-inch bright red berries. The berries remain through the winter and are a welcome treat for your wildlife.

The 2 inch glossy green leaves with serrated edges do a terrific job of filling out the canopy, aiding in the dense growth pattern of your tree.

Adding to your spring yard’s appearance are clusters of three-quarter inch white flowers. Their sweet fragrance is a delicious addition.

You will enjoy the year-round beauty of the Winter King Hawthorn tree regardless of its stature because it is a hardy tree.

When it really shines, however, is during the winter. A Hawthorn in your yard during the winter months has the effect of a silvery-grey tree decorated with dangling red berries.

Imperial Honey locust

Even if your climate is tough, there’s a good chance you can create the kind of shaded backyard paradise you’ve always wanted. Imperial Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis ‘Imperial’) takes hard conditions and grows into a healthy, rounded lawn tree your whole family will enjoy.

With this modern cultivar, you won’t have to worry about surface roots or prickly thorns. As a result, you will benefit from tiny, fragrant spring flowers and fernlike leaves that shade the lawn while still allowing it to thrive.

This rugged selection resists wind and winter damage and can tolerate brief periods of drought after the first few seasons. It can be planted in new construction sites with compacted soil.

Reduce your cooling costs by placing one on the southwestern part of your property. In a larger space, create a personal park with several scattered informally to take advantage of natural hills and dips in your property.

Other trees can also partner with them. You can also use a mix of smaller flowering trees and evergreens with your Imperial Honey locust for a very low-maintenance display.

In the fall, the Imperial Honey locust also provides a brilliant golden yellow color to brighten up the last months of the growing season. And it’s a breeze to clean up after these small compound leaflets, too!


Armstrong Gold Columnar Red Maple


Can you remember the last time that you saw a tree that looked this healthy, thick, and bright as this one? Armstrong Gold Columnar Red Maple (Acer rubrum ‘JFS-KW78’) rises like a spire making it stand out amongst the crowd.

This lamp’s tall, captivating shape can’t be missed when lit up, especially thanks to the bright colors that it has. It starts off as a dark green leaf, but before long it turns into an orange-yellow leaf that stands out among all the trees that color up first.

There is no need to prune this tree into its magnificent elliptical shape. This tree is naturally this tall and proud, but makes you look like a professional gardener.

There are many trees to choose from these days, and if you are looking for one that will help you get the attention of those passing by, this is the one. The Armstrong Gold Columnar Red Maple makes for a phenomenal accent to any gardening needs.

The large majestic tree, when planted properly in full sun with well-drained soil, can grow up to 40 feet in height and 12 feet wide so that it makes quite the impression when you plant it in your landscaping.

Using 3-4 inches of wood chips over the roots of the plant helps to buffer the warm summer temps as well as the cold winter weather, and really is the finishing touch for your landscape.

The orange-yellow leaves make this mature maple tree a good fit for your garden needs if you want to make a statement with your landscaping. Get your landscaping spruced up with our Garden Colors today!


Firefall Freeman Maple


There are cool, relaxing shades in the summertime, and a lush and colorful display of leaves in the autumn. Everything you want in a shade tree, is right before your eyes.

Firefall Freeman Maple (Acer x freemanii ‘Firefall’) is a good shade tree that is also an attractive ornamental tree thanks to its continuous display of lovely orange-red leaves throughout the year.

This tree is a hybrid of a Red Maple with its fiery red hot autumn coloration and a Silver Maple that gives it its noteworthy, elegant lacy leaves.

Needing a vertical accent to bring your landscaping together? Then this maple tree is calling your name.

This Firefall Freeman Maple is the quintessential accent that you and your property have been looking for for all these years.

Plant this tree in your backyard as a specimen tree, so that it can be the star of your landscaping. It is truly one of the best trees in the world. After planting, you’ll feel like relaxing under the colorful, cool canopy for a few moments, without a care in the world.

The Firefall Freeman Maple is an easy to care for tree that should be planted in full sun with well-drained soil to ensure its growth of 50 feet tall and 35 feet wide.

If you’re searching for a beautiful trees that can become the perfect shade tree in your landscaping, then you’ve come to the right place. A hot seller at Firefall, the Freeman Maple will vanish before you can blink, so if you want one, place your order today before you miss out!