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Low Water Demand Deciduous Trees

The City of Arvada Plant List - Low Water Demand Deciduous Trees will help you to select drought-tolerant species for your landscaping projects.


Common Name

Botanic Name


Celtis occidentalis

Russian Hawthorn

Crataegus ambigua

Arnold's Hawthorn

Crataegus arnoldiana

Cockspur Hawthorn

Crataegus crus-galli

Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn

Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis

Crusader Thornless Hawthorn

Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis 'Crusader'

River Hawthorn

Crataegus douglasii

Downy Hawthorn

Crataegus mollis

Fleshy Hawthorn

Crataegus succulenta

Kentucky Coffeetree

Gymnocladus dioica

Black Walnut

Juglans nigra

Upright & Spreading Junipers

Juniperus sp. (all upright and spreading cultivars)

Bristlecone Pine

Pinus aristata

Pinyon Pine

Pinus cembroides var. edulis

Limber Pine

Pinus flexilis

Ponderosa Pine

Pinus ponderosa

American Plum

Prunus americana


Ptelea trifoliata

Aristocrat Pear

Pyrus calleryana “Aristocrat”

Chanticleer Pear

Pyrus calleryana “Chanticleer”

Stone Hill Pear

Pyrus calleryana “Stone Hill”

Fauriei Pear

Pyrus fauriei

Korean Sun Pear

Pyrus fauriei 'Korean Sun'

Chinese Pear

Pyrus ussuriensis

Prairie Gem Pear

Pyrus ussuriensis 'Prairie Gem'

Gambel Oak

Quercus gambelii

Burr Oak

Quercus macrocarpa

Wavy Leaf Oak

Quercus undulata

Globe Locust

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Globe'

Purple Robe Locust

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe'


Xanthoceras sorbifolium