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Populus deltoides ssp. wislizeni (Rio grande cottonwood)
Anderson, Wynn

Populus deltoides ssp. wislizeni

Populus deltoides W. Bartram ex Marshall ssp. wislizeni (S. Watson) Eckenwalder

Rio Grande Cottonwood, Valley Cottonwood, Wislizenus Cottonwood, Alamo, Guerigo

Salicaceae (Willow Family)

Synonym(s): Populus deltoides var. wislizeni, Populus fremontii var. wislizeni, Populus wislizeni


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Fruit: Brown
Size Class: 72-100 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: AZ , CO , NM , TX , UT , WY
Native Habitat: Stream, river banks, Canyons

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Caliche type, Rocky


Bibref 298 - Field Guide to Texas Trees (1999) Simpson, B.J.
Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Populus deltoides ssp. wislizeni in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Populus deltoides ssp. wislizeni in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Populus deltoides ssp. wislizeni


Record Modified: 2021-02-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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