Native trees and shrubs of utah name species comments




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NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS OF UTAH

NAME SPECIES COMMENTS
Trees

Conifers

Sub Alpine Fir Abies lasiocarpa Hard to grow, finicky

White Fir Abies concolor Very adapable

Rocky Mtn. Juniper Juniperous scopulorum Cedar tree, low water needs

Utah Juniper Juniperous osteosperma Cedar tree, low water needs

Colorado Spruce Picea pungens 30' in width dense habit

Engleman Spruce Picea englemanii Less dense than Colorado

Bristle Cone Pine Pinus aristata Doesn’t tolerate heavy clay

Limber Pine Pinus flexilis Southern Utah native

Lodgepole Pine Pinus contorta latifolia Shorter stubbier individually

Pinyon Pine Pinus edulis Produces pine nuts

Ponderosa Pine Pinus ponderosa Tall with long needles

Douglas Fir Pseudotsunga menziesii Columnar, lacy needles

Joshua Tree Yucca brevifolia Washington County native


Deciduous

Rocky Mtn. Maple Acer glabrum Nice red fall color

Wasatch Big Tooth Maple Acer granditatum Favors riparian habitats

Boxelder Acer negundo Sensation is a good cultivar

Thinleaf Alder Almus tenuifolia Favors riparian habitats

Serviceberry Amelanchier utahensis Multi-stemmed tree

Western Water Birch Betula occidentalis Favors riparian areas

Netleaf Hackberry Celtis reticulata Drought tolerant

Curl Leaf Mtn. Mahogany Cercocarpus ledifolius Leaves resemble pine needles

Narrowleaf Cottonwood Populus angustifolia Leaf looks like willow leaf

Fremont Cottonwood Populus fremontii Very large tree

Quaking Aspen Populus tremoloides Disease, pest problems

Gambel Oak Quercus gambelii Scrub Oak

Golden Willow Salix alba vitellina Very large tree

Peachleaf Willow Salix anygdaloides Favors riparian habitats
Shrubs

Green Leaf Manzanita Arctpstaphylos patula Low growing, glossy leaf

Kinnikinick Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Favors higher altitudes

Black Sagebrush Artemisia nova Smaller, darker branches

Big Sagebrush Artemisia tridentata Common sagebrush

Four Wing Saltbrush Atriplex canescens Resembles sage, lighter green

Dear Brush Ceanothus velutina Deer like it for browse
Shrubs cont.

Fern Bush Chamaebatiaria millifolium Leaves resemble ferns

Rubber Rabit Brush Chrysothamnus nauseosus Clusters of yellow flowers

Red Twig Dogwood Cornus sericea Branches stay red thru winter

Green Ephedra Ephedra viridis Mormon Tea

Apache Plume Fallugia paradoxa Light pinkish delicate flowers

Creeping Oregon Grape Mahonia replens Purple holly like leaves

Littleleaf Mockorange Philadelpus lewisii Pretty white flowers

Mountain Ninebark Physocarpus malvaceus Clusters of white flowers

Potentilla Potentilla fruiticosa Small yellow flowers

Chokecherry Prunus virginiana Big Shrub, edible berries

Cliff Rose Purshia mexicana Delicate yellow flowers

Antelope Bitterbrush Purshia tridentata Very small 3 lobed leaves

Smooth Sumac Rhus glabra Brilliant red fall color

Oakbrush Sumac Rhus trilobata Prolific shrub, funny smell

Golden Currant Ribes aureum Easily grows to 6'

Woods Rose Rosa woodsii Small profuse blooms

Thimbleberry Rubus parviflora Bramble, resembles raspberry

Coyote Willow Salix exigua Favors riparian habitats

Blue Elderberry Sambucus caerulea Can be hard to establish

Silver Buffaloeberry Shepherdia argentea Very big shrub to 8'

Rocky Mtn. Ash Sorbus scopulina Can look like small tree



Mountain Snowberry Symphoricarpos oreophilus Small shrub, white berries

Yucca Plant Yucca filamentosa Drought tolerant


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