Shade Trees

Best 6 Shade Trees To Grow In Denver

You’re right, that’s true!  Here is a list of some of the best trees to plant in Denver neighborhoods that we recommend.  Colorado’s arid environment and Denver’s urban environment is tolerable to these species, which are generally resilient, tough trees that thrive in Colorado’s environment. 

Our tree planting program incorporates input from the Denver City Forester, other trusted arborists, as well as our experience with planting 60,000 trees in the city over the past 50 years.

It does not mean that it never gets sunny in Denver just because there are so many mountains there. As a matter of fact, there is quite a bit of sunshine throughout the state, so for those wondering what shade trees would be best for their yard, you should know that there are quite a few options.

Usually, shade trees are very easy to grow, but because they are quite large in size when they are fully grown, homeowners must be careful where they place them when they are planting them.

It is advisable not to plant them too close to houses or other permanent structures because some of them can get as large as they do tall.

Crimson Sentry Norway Maple Tree

Crimson Sentry Maple Trees are regarded as one of the best maple trees in the state, offering stunning purple foliage all summer long, in addition to the gorgeous fall color. Whether you live in the north, south or both, you can enjoy the bold, vibrant tones of the Crimson Sentry almost anywhere.

With its heavy, upright branches and size groupings, the Crimson offers a full, elegant appearance that will fit right into any room. The Crimson Sentry does not require a very large yard to make its mark; the Crimson Sentry is a small rock.

In the summer, you get a wide range of maroon hues on the leaves, then in the fall, they take on reddish-bronze tones.

Pin Oak Tree

There is a lot to enjoy about the Pin Oak Tree, from its eye-catching evergreen foliage to its glowing autumnal tones to the graceful wildlife show it delivers in the form of birds and butterflies. The great thing about this tree is that it has a long-term success story and fits right into your landscape effortlessly since it is grown for long-term success.

Pin Oak has a unique flavor that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The combination of easy care and one-of-a-kind looks will bring you years of enjoyment, wherever you send it.

The plants don’t need fertilizer after the first few growing seasons because it is a slow-growing but consistent species. After the first few growing seasons, most plants are watered by rainfall, so it is easy to acclimate to any territory.

Corkscrew Willow

Corkscrew Willows are spectacular trees that will make an eclectic addition to your landscape or garden that will set them apart from all the others because of their fast growth and graceful appearance. The Corkscrew’s clever branch system twists horizontally over the ground and forks vertically, giving it its distinctive, one-of-a-kind appearance that will define the focal point in any landscape.

It’s a great place to sit and relax during any season of the year. In the springtime, delicate buds are born out of twisted branches, then graceful summer leaves appear, helping to shade the trees in the summertime.

The Corkscrew Willow has an attractive yellow color to its leaves that is sure to attract attention as autumn approaches.

EXCLAMATION!™ London Planetree

The EXCLAMATION London Planetree, also known as Morton’s Circle, is the choice of landscapers from coast to coast because of its upright, pyramidal growth habit and an extensive color array over the years.

Moreover, it’s a better version of the classic Sycamore tree, since color can be more varied and it doesn’t drop those annoying seeds that are associated with neighborhood Sycamore trees.

This plant is visually interesting throughout most of winter. In London, you can see shades of white, gray and green peeled away from the bark, revealing white, gray and brown below it. There are beautiful marbling patterns in the bark that stand out amongst the barren winter landscape.

EXCLAMATION London Planetrees grow at a rate of about 3 feet per year, establishing themselves quickly as mature shade trees. Your yard will be shady and cool during the summer so you will have lower cooling bills.

Amber glow™ Redwood Tree

There’s nothing like the majestic beauty of a Redwood in your yard, but they’re usually too tall and wide for small yards. Would you like the Amberglow Redwood in your yard? You won’t believe what it can do. Enjoy the ancient history, unparalleled magnificence, and compact size of the Redwood forest with the Amberglow.

As a deciduous tree with needle leaves, Amberglow is a variety of Dawn Redwood. The tree will provide you with ornamental value all year round! Spring and summer bring eye-catching color with the bright green foliage tipped with burgundy.

Autumn brings the most beautiful orange color you’ve ever seen. In a climate almost anywhere, the Redwood thrives with ease, combining good looks with carefree growth. Adaptable and disease-free, your tree will grow without any hassle. Furthermore, the pyramidal shade minimizes the need for pruning.

Weeping Japanese Maple ‘Viridis’ Tree

Weeping Japanese Maples have a unique foliage with wispy, green shoots that have a signature light, airy look as well as a glowing appearance when the sun shines upon them.

Moreover, its varying shades of green transform into colorful autumn foliage later in the year, which will add visual interest to your garden month after month.

The Viridis tree can flourish for more than 60 years with very little care, hence the name of this tree.

During the autumn season, the foliage turns from its bright green color to a series of multi coloured hues.

In the autumn, it first turns a golden yellow color, then it turns orange. As we head into the fall season, you’ll be experiencing darker reddish hues and enhanced autumnal looks.

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