Cottonwood-Narrowleaf

Cottonwood-Narrowleaf

Populus angustifolia

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