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PURSHIA TRIDENTATA (Antelope Bitterbrush)


Hardy deciduous shrub, native to mountainous areas of western North America. Moderate growth reaching 5’ to 6’ and occasionally up to 10′ with gray-green leaves and cream-colored flowers in the summer. It does best in full sun and is drought tolerant once established. Bitterbrush is well adapted to desert life: with water-loss resistant leaves and long taproots, a bitterbrush plant may become decades old. Some have been discovered to be well over a century old.

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Colorado Hardy Plants are just that… hardy! We have sought out plant varieties that provide low maintenance, use little or no water once established, and are simply hardy enough to grow where others don’t.

We grow and ship our plants in 5″ or quart-size (in certain varieties) plastic containers. Knowing that the root system is the most important part of the plant we guarantee. our plants to have a large root system that fills the container.

CHP is a small family operation! We propagate, pot, water, prune, and personally package the plants you order from us. Most of our plants are grown from cuttings taken from the plants or seeds collected nearby the nursery at an elevation of 6300 ft. Our weather is extreme with temps below 0 are common in the winter and intense sunlight all summer long. We don’t grow plants in heated greenhouses, they have to be able to survive the elements!

Please note that deciduous plants ordered in the winter months and early spring will have been pruned a minimum of 30% compared to photos and may have no leaves

Our nursery is also licensed and inspected by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Nursery Division and holds a current Japanese Beetle Certificate. We only ship USPS Priority Mail, so your plants are sure to arrive quickly. You’ll note in our feedback that our shipping process is a sight to behold. We love our customers so please don’t hesitate to reach out via our website at

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