Known as both Narrowleaf and Mountain Cottonwood, this Rocky Mountain native has finely toothed, slender 5″ long green leaves. Bark is greenish when young. Foliage is light green, narrow, lance-like. This is a vigorous growing tree perfect for cooler areas in northern New Mexico such as Los Alamos, Taos or the Hyde Park area of Santa Fe.
Type of Plant: Deciduous Shade Tree
Distinguishing Characteristics: Easily distinguishable by its narrow leaves
Water Use: High
Flower Color: NA
Approximate Height at Maturity*: 50-60'
Approximate Spread at Maturity*: 25-35'
Tree Shape: Upright, narrowly spreading
*Under average conditions in Northern New Mexico