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Narrow Leaved Cottonwood
Populus angustifolia
  
About Narrow Leaved Cottonwood (Populus angustifolia) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Populus angustifolia is a species of poplar tree known by the common names Narrowleaf Cottonwood and Willow-leaved Poplar. This tree is native to the Great Basin in the United States where it is most often found by streams and creeks at some elevation. The tree is slim in profile, with yellow-green lance-shaped leaves-(lance-shaped), with scalloped margins. The catkins are fluffy and white. The buds are sticky and gummy and were enjoyed as a sort of chewing gum by local Native American peoples, including the Apache and Navajo.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Tree

Size
Size
30 - 60 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: No treatment. Use fresh seeds, usually viable only a few days. Seeds should not be covered or pressed into medium; seedbed should be kept saturated for first mo. Easily propagated from stem cuttings.

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Streamsides

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 7.0" - 34.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.42" - 2.59", Coldest Month: 31.1" - 45.6", Hottest Month: 55.6" - 73.1", Humidity: 2.24" - 26.02", Elevation: 2581" - 8009"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Narrowleaf Cottonwood, Willow-leaved Poplar


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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