Scientific Name: Populus trichocarpa Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Common Name:black cottonwood , western balsam-poplar Texture:Medium
Family Name:SalicaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):> 30m x 10 - 15m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, B.C. east of Cascades, U.S. - northwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Lustrous, Lanceolate, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Green, Mar- Apr
Fruit: Capsule, White, Brown, May- Jun
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Reclamation, Wind break
Key ID Features:Leaves alternate, broadly ovate, wavy margins, underside silvery with brown spots (resin blotches). Winter ID: buds about 1.5 cm long lanceolate, green and brown, sweetly aromatic when crushed; leaf scar oval.