Narrowleaf Cottonwood (Populus angustifolia)

[ Trees > Hardwoods > Poplars . . . ]      Forest Type: Western Riverine


In narrow groves lining western rivers; bark smooth when young, furrowed when mature; gracefully vase-shaped stature; skinny, pointed leaves.

by Michael Kuo

Habitat: Lining western rivers in fairly pure stands; growing quickly.

Stature: 50-70 feet high; to 2 feet in diameter; gracefully vase-shaped; branches slender.

Leaves: Skinny and pointed; 2-4 inches long; bright yellowish green above, pale below; with tiny teeth; thin; firm; stems short, flattened on upper side.

Bark: To 1 inch thick; pale and smooth when young, becoming brownish and furrowed from the base upwards with maturity.

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Populus angustifolia

Populus angustifolia

Populus angustifolia

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