Narrowleaf Cottonwood, Narrow-leaved Cottonwood Populus angustifolia

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Botanical Name:

Populus angustifolia







Common Name:

Narrowleaf Cottonwood, Narrow-leaved Cottonwood

80-100 feet
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 6 hours.
Germination: surface sow and keep moist.
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 lanceolate (lance-shaped) leaves 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 .
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Populus angustifolia is a deciduous Tree growing to 30 m (98ft 5in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone 3. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required) and are pollinated by Wind.The plant is not self-fertile.

The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It cannot grow in the shade.It requires moist soil.

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