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Narrow Leaf Cottonwood
Catalogue A#2018-NA Z39
GPS 45D 43'50"N / 108D 37' 32" W

Nicknamed " The Nine Brothers Baseball Team"


Cottonwoods are a large, fast-growing tree found growing along streams, rivers, and lowland areas. It is native to eastern and western North America through the Midwest. Due to its large size, weak wood, and penetrating roots, it is best used on large properties away from residential areas. At the Yellowstone Arboretum it is found growing native especially along the Canyon Creek Waterway. Another fine example can be found on the northern end of the back bridge heading towards Dottie's garden.

Botanical name: Populus deltoides
All Common Names: Eastern cottonwood, Plains Cottonwood, Narrow Leaf Cottonwood
Family (English): Willow
Family (Botanic): Salicaceae
        Planting Site: Residential and parks
        Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale: Chicago area, Illinois, North America
        Landscape Uses: Shade tree, Specimen
        Size Range: Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Mature Height: 75-100 feet
Mature Width: 50-75 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5 , Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
        Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil, Wet soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Tolerant
        Soil Salt: Intolerant
        Drought Conditions: Tolerant
        Poor Drainage: Tolerant
        Planting Considerations: Highly susceptible to ice damage, Roots prone to invading sewer pipes, Weak wood and branch structure
        Ornamental Interest: Attractive bark
        Season of Interest: Early fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
        Shape or Form: Irregular, Pyramidal, Round
        Growth Rate: Fast
        Transplants Well: Yes
        Wildlife: Mammals, Sapsuckers, SongbirdsPlains Cottonwood,

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