#535 Hardy Plants for Higher Elevations – Star Nursery

#535 Hardy Plants for Higher Elevations

#535 Hardy Plants for Higher Elevations

Suggestions for climates that get cold

The following plant selections are hardy for Utah and Nevada elevations to 5500 feet. This listing is not all-inclusive but shows samples, by category, of plants that perform well in outlying areas of Southern Nevada and Southern Utah.


Blue Salvia (Salvia x hybrids) Blue Cone Arborvitae (Platycladus)
Columbine (Aquilegia cultivars) Cotoneaster varieties:
Coreopsis varieties  • Lowfast
Daylily (Hemerocallis hybrids)  • Rock
Delphinium varieties Euonymus varieties:
English Primrose (Primula polyanthum)  • Box-leaf
Red Coneflower (Echinacea ‘Magnus’)  • Evergreen
Yarrow (Achillea hybrids) Holly (Ilex cultivars):
 • Blue Girl
 • Blue Prince
 • Blue Princess
 • San Gabriel
Juniper (Juniperus varieties):
 • Hollywood Twisted
 • Old Gold
 • Sea Green
 • Spearmint
 • Tam
Mugho Pine (Pinus mugo)


Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca)
Honeysuckle Creeping Mahonia (Mahonia repens)
Grapes (Vitis vinifera varieties) Dwarf Periwinkle (Vinca minor)
Trumpet Creeper (Campsis cultivars) English Ivy
Juniper (Juniperus varieties):
 • Bar Harbor
 • Blue Carpet
 • Blue Chip
 • Broadmoor
 • Buffalo
 • Japanese Garden
Mondo Grass (Ophipogon Japonica)
Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei)



Barberry (Berberis varieties) Cottonwood (Populus cultivars)
Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)  • Lanceleaf
Dwarf Flowering Plum (Prunus cistena)  • Siouxland
Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alata) Crabapple (Malus varieties)
Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles) Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata)
Forsythia (Forsythia cultivars) Flowering Peach (Prunus persica)
Persian Lilac (Syringa persica) Golden Raintree (Koelreuteria paniculata)
Rose of Sharon (Hybiscus syriacus) Locust (Gleditsia cultivars):
Spiraea (Spiraea hybrids)  • Idaho
Snowball Bush (Viburnum opulus)  • Shade Master
 • Skyline
Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra ‘Italica’)
London Plane Tree (Platanus acerifolia)
Navajo Globe Willow (Salix matsudana)
Ornamental Pear (Pyrus varieties):
 • Aristocrat
 • Bradford
Redbud (Cercis cultivars)
Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia soulangeana)
Silk Tree (Albizzia julibrissin)
Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua)





Most fruit trees prefer areas with colder winter temperatures. Check with your favorite Star Nursery location for information on chilling and pollinating requirements. Some of the best varieties for these elevations are:

  • Apples
  • Cherries
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Pomegranates
  • Nectarines




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