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Scientific Name: Populus deltoides
Pronunciation: POP-you-lus del-toe-EYE-deez
Common Name: plains cottonwood , necklace poplar
Family Name: Salicaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves alternate, broadly triangular shaped, wavy margins, underside silvery with brown spots (resin blotches). Winter ID: long (1.5cm) lanceolate, green and brown buds that are aromatic (sweet) when crushed; leaf scar oval.
Course(s): Level 4 Apprenticeship


Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:> 30m
Spread:10 - 15m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: B.C. east of Cascades, B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low, Moderate
Landscape Uses: Reclamation, Wind break
Additional Info: Most images taken in Alberta. Google
plains cottonwood , necklace poplar
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Obtuse
Margins: Serrate

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Catkin (ament)
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Colour (petals): Not showy, Green
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Mar, Apr

 
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: White, Brown
Fruiting Time: May, Jun
Additional Info: Not showy
 
Bark Morphology: Single stem trunk, Moderately fissured
Bark or Stem Colour: Grey
  
Organ Modifications: Ectomycorrhizae


Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Drought resistant, Root rot, Canker or sap rot, Scale insects, Crown rot, Dieback, Leaf miner insect, Caterpillar or cutworm, Rust
 
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