Edible Shrubs

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Edible Shrub Varieties (All Bare Root Plants are Pick Up ONLY)
Click on the name of each plant below to see photos and learn more about it. 

Please note that we are unfortunately unable to honor coupons or use Phelan Gardens Gift Cards for online Bare Root purchases at this time. We hope to have this feature added in the future! We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Brilliant Red Chokeberry  – This multi-stemmed shrub is best used for hedging and introduces brilliant fall foliage. 6’ x 8’. Zone 4.

Regent Serviceberry (amelanchier alnifolia) -  Very cold hardy edible that has an ornamental appeal throughout the year. 5’ x 5’. Zone 3. 

Western Chokecherry (prunus virginiana) - Can be either a large shrub or small tree (dependent on pruning  methods). Beautiful, fragrant white flowers bloom in late spring that is then followed by small edible berries. 25’ x 20’. Zone 2. 

Western Sandcherry (prunus beseii) - Native shrub that adds appeal during the spring with its white blooms, they are then replaced with vibrant edible berries, and then followed with a spectacular fall foliage. 5’ x 5’. Zone 3. 

Nanking Cherry - Seen as an ornamental edible, this cold hardy shrub adds interest throughout the year. 10’ x 15’. Zone 2.

Red Lake Currant - Edible, bright red berries that are best fresh or made into a jam. 4’ x 4’. Zone 3. 

Pixwell Gooseberry (ribes uva-crispa) - Thornless gooseberry that is easy to harvest  and produces delicious berries that can be eaten fresh or used for pies. 5’ x 5’. Zone 4.

Why Bare Root
The benefits of buying and planting bare root trees are extensive. Bare root trees are more cost effective and will typically reach their mature size quicker. They are easier to manage and plant due to not being established within a medium in a container. Bare root shrubs and trees will grow faster since they have 200% more root mass than that of trees purchased in a container or B&B. The plants are also not having to go through the adjustment period of acclimating to different soil conditions since they are not coming in a medium.  For more information, please see CSU Extension Service’s “The Science of Planting Trees.”

Pickup for all Bare Root Plants will take place at The Shire at Old Ranch (3860 Old Ranch Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80908). 

Pickup will take place April 6, 7, 13 and 14 with planting demonstrations on Saturday April 6 and 13 at 10:00am. 


Please see the CSU Extensions "The Science of Planting Trees" for best practices on planting and caring for your Bare Root Trees