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    Balsam Poplar ( Cottonwood )
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HEIGHT:30 - 50 feet
SPREAD:10 - 20 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Rapidly growing tree; tolerates wet soil; a tree of Alaska's interior forests and river valleys; similar to black cottonwood; leaves are shiny green above and pale to green below; seed capsules are pointed and break into two parts.
LIMITATIONS:Messy, drops twigs; cottony seeds on females; spreads by root suckers; weak wooded, susceptible to breakage.
HARDINESS:INT, N, SC, SE, W (Zone 1)
ORIGIN:Northern United States and Canada
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The information for this Deciduous Tree (228) was last updated on: 2011-01-11 20:50:56
      
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