Populus sargentii Dode

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Populus sargentii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/populus/populus-sargentii/). Accessed 2024-07-17.


Common Names

  • Great Plains Cottonwood


  • P. deltoides var. occidentalis Rydb.

This is one of the black poplars and is common on river banks in N. America, east of the Rocky Mountains from Saskatchewan to New Mexico. It is related to P. deltoides, the common black poplar or cottonwood of the E. United States, differing from it, according to Sargent, by its pale yellow branches, downy buds, much shorter stalk of the female flower, and by the larger, fewer teeth of the leaves. Judging by plants received from the Arnold Arboretum in 1919, it has nothing to recommend it for this country before the numerous black poplars already in cultivation.