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Cultural Details for Populus monticola

Common Name:
White Bark Cottonwood

Growth Rate:
Upright crown with pendulous outer branching. Growth rates of up to 3ft per year common.

Average Mature Height:
65'

Average Mature Width:
25'

Flower Details:
Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring

Fruit Details:
Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches) , fruiting in Summer.

Fall Color:
Gold fall color

Bark Details:
Striking smooth creamy white bark, resembles that of Quaking Aspen.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Susceptible to Aphids and Scales, Anthracnose, Canker, Crown Rot, Mistletoe and Sooty Mold.

Native Habitat:
Southern Baja California and east-central Sonora

Other Features:
(may be P. brandegeei)

Culture and Care:
Prefers moist to wet soils, loam to sand.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
1255

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu