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Narrowleaf Cottonwood
Scientific Name: Populus angustifolia James
Synonym: Populus salicifolia, Populus sennii, Populus tweedyi, Populus canadensis var. angustifolia, Populus balsamifera var. angustifolia, Populus fortissima
Family: Salicaceae
Narrowleaf Cottonwood (Populus  angustifolia)
Populus angustifolia, Joe F. Duft. USDA NRCS. 1992. Western wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. West Region, Sacramento, CA. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 3-8

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: North America: southern British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan in Canada, south to south-central California, Texas, in the US and Chihuahua, Mexico, in foothills and stream sides

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, 40 to 60 feet tall (12-18 m), 20 to 30 feet spread (6-9 m); bark on young tree is green, becoming grey, furrowed, as the tree ages; narrow leaves, 2 to 5 inches long (5-12 cm), 0.6 to 1.6 inches wide (1.5-4 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular deep watering, resistant to flooding, but destroyed by drought

Propagation: Cuttings

The species epithet "angustifolia" comes from the Latin for "narrow leaf".

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 1: 588.

Blooming Habits:
Dioecious. The male trees bear smaller catkins, than the female trees.

Fruiting Habits:

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