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Xeriscape and the Quail Campus Garden

Quail Campus SignThe Quail Campus Xeriscape Garden is located at the new Recreation Center at 310 Quail Road, Longmont, CO 80501. The garden is approximately 5,000 square feet and has the following four different, low-water grasses: Buffalograss/Blue Grama; Western Wheat; Tall Fescue; and Shortgrass Prairie with wild flowers. There are also 42 different varieties of trees, shrubs and plants. This design incorporates the creative use of rock walls throughout the garden.

List of xeriscape plants used is available on-line.

More pictures of the xeriscape demonstration garden at Quail Campus available on-line.


List of Plants Used

Common Name Botanical Name
Deciduous Trees
Cockspur Hawthorn Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis
Japanese Pagodatree Sophora japonica
Evergreen Trees
Austrian Pine Pinus nigra
Bristlecone Pine Pinus aristata
Pinyon Pine Pinus edulis
Deciduous Shrubs
American Plum Prunus americana
Blue Mist Spirea Caryopteris candonensis
Boulder Raspberry Rubus deliciosus
Big Tooth Maple Acer grandidentatum
Gro-Low Sumac Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'
Leadplant Amorpha fruiticosa 'angustifolia'
New Mexican Privet Foresteria neomexicana
Rabbitbrush Chrysothamnus nauseosus 'Naus.'
Russian Sage Perovskia atripicifolia
Serviceberry Amelanchier alnifolia
Snowberry Symphoricarpos albus
Squaw Currant Ribes cereum
Three Leaf Sumac Rhus trilobata
Waxflower Jamesia americana
Woods Rose Rosa woodsi
Western Sandcherry Prunus besseyi
Evergreen Shrubs
Green Mound Juniper Juniperus procumbens 'Green Mound'
Columbine Aquilegia caerulea
Blanketflower Gaillardia aristata
Fireweed Chamerion angustifolium
Yellow Flax Linum flavum 'compactum'
Gayfeather Liatrus punctata
Lavender-Munstead Lavendula angustifolia 'Munstead'
Moonbeam Coreopsis Coreopsis verticellata 'Moonbeam'
Purple Coneflower Ehinacea purpurea
Pineleaf Penstemon Penstemon pinifolius
Red Rocks Penstemon Penstemon
Rocky Mt. Penstemon Penstemon strictus
Yarrow Achillea filipenula 'Parker's var.'
Ground Covers
Barran Strawberry Waldsteinia ternata
Creeping Western Sandcherry Prunus besseyi 'Pawnee Buttes'
Mahonia Mahonia repens
Sedum Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet'
Sweet Woodruff Calium odoratum
Wintercreeper Euonymus coloratus
Ornamental Grasses
Bug Bluestem Andropogon gerardii
Feather Reed Grass Calamogrostis acutiflora 'K Foerster'
Indian Ricegrass Orysopsis hymenoides
Buffalograss/Blue Grama  
Western Wheat  
Tall Fescue  
Shortgrass Prairie  

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This site was updated August 16, 2013
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