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Populus fremontii ssp. mesetae

Populus fremontii S. Watson ssp. mesetae Eckenwalder

Fremont Cottonwood, Meseta Cottonwood, Arizona Cottonwood

Salicaceae (Willow Family)

Synonym(s): Populus fremontii var. mesetae, Populus mexicana

USDA Symbol: POFRM

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Fruit: Brown
Size Class: 36-72 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: AZ , TX
Native Habitat: Stream/river banks, Near lakes or ponds

Growing Conditions

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

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Fall conspicuous, Attractive, Shade tree
Use Wildlife: Seeds-granivorous birds, Nesting material, Browse.
Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Swallowtail butterflies.

Propagation

Propagation Material: Seeds

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 298 - Field Guide to Texas Trees (1999) Simpson, B.J.
Bibref 355 - Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest (1991) Miller, G. O.
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2015-11-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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