Scientific Name: Populus deltoides Form: Round, Oval - vertical, Vase
Common Name:plains cottonwood , necklace poplar Texture:Medium
Family Name:SalicaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):> 30m x 10 - 15m
Origin: U.S. - northwest, B.C. west of Cascades, B.C. east of Cascades Hardiness Zone:Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Lustrous, Glabrous, Lanceolate, Ovate, Serrate, Dentate, Crenate
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, blades mostly 7-12 cm long and about as wide, broadly triangular shaped, wavy margins, underside slightly a lighter green and glabrous, petioles 5-9 cm long; capsules on female trees release "cotton" covered seed in spring. Winter ID: buds about 1.5 cm long, lanceolate, green and brown, sweetly aromatic when crushed; leaf scar oval.