Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 6 hours
Germination: surface sow and keep moist
Looking for a tree that thrives near streams and creeks? Look no further than Populus angustifolia, also known as the narrowleaf cottonwood. This tree is native to western North America and is a characteristic species of the Rocky Mountains and surrounding areas. With its slim profile and yellow-green, lance-shaped leaves, this tree is a beautiful addition to any property. In the early spring, it produces catkins and its fruiting capsules are fluffy and white. Its buds are sticky and gummy and were enjoyed as a chewing gum by Native American peoples. This tree is also the host species of the sugarbeet root aphid. Highly adaptable, it can grow in tightly packed clusters and can be found in ecosystem types like douglas-fir, mountain grasslands, sagebrush steppe, and desert shrub. Fire-resistant, it can resprout from the roots and/or branches damaged by fire. Want to add this remarkable tree to your property? Choose Populus angustifolia.