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