Populous angustifolia | Narrowleaf Cottonwood is the most common native tree growing along streams of the intermountain west making it is popular for stream bank stabilization and wetland restoration. The leaves are long, narrow and a conspicuous yellow in the fall, identifying the location of streams and creeks in the canyons.  Like most fast growing trees, the wood is brittle and drops branches and because it produces copious amounts of cottonwood, it is best used in large parks or pastures where it provides cool shade for animals.

Growth rate: Fast

Height: 30ft

Width: 15 ft spreads with underground roots

Full sun/part shade

Adapts to most soils

Zone 4-8