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Image of Populus fremontii photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Fremont's Cottonwood)

The cottonwood tree is one of the most enduring icons of the American West. Its range extends from the Midwestern plains to the Pacific Coast, with the trees concentrated at or close to rivers and creeks. It is often the only broadleaf tree in the dry regions of the Southwest. Golden fall color and a compatibility with livestock have made this one of the mot popular ranch trees west of the Rockies.

Cottonwood has both male and female trees. The females produce the cottony mass of fibers associated...

Image of Populus nigra var. italica photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Lombardy Poplar)

The European countryside wouldn’t look the same without the beautiful columnar forms of Lombardy poplar spotted among the fields. Originating in Italy some 300 years ago, this male selection first served as a windbreak and as a source of building and fencing material. It bears broad triangular bright green leaves on short ascending branches. Foliage turns golden in fall, adding color and drama to the rural landscape. The flowers are insignificant. The yellowish-brown trunk typically gives rise to...

(Theves Poplar)

Resembling Lombardy poplar in habit, this female clone is somewhat shorter, hardier, and longer-lived, with a grayish-white sprout-free trunk. It is one of several selections of the Eurasian species Populus nigra that were originally used as windbreaks and for fences and house poles. It bears broad triangular bright green leaves on short ascending branches. Fall color is a dull yellow. The flowers are ornamentally insignificant.

This fast-growing, short-lived tree does best in sun,...

Image of Populus tremuloides photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Quaking Aspen)

Named for its tremulous leaves which flutter in the breeze to reveal their pale undersides, quaking aspen is an upright, fast-growing, relatively short-lived deciduous tree native to North America. The gray-green to whitish bark and yellow fall foliage are attractive.

Quaking aspen needs full sun and accepts almost any soil. Aspens have extensive, aggressive, suckering surface roots that can invade nearby plantings, infiltrate and damage drainage systems, and heave pavement. This tree is best...

(Lanceleaf Cottonwood)

This deciduous tree is believed to be a naturally occurring hybrid of two or three cottonwood species native to the western U.S. Its range is limited to a strip of states that covers the Rockies from Canada to the Texas, but at higher elevations than other cottonwoods. This hybrid grows beside streams, in riverine habitats, and in wetland fringes, sites where it thrives on ground water. Its extensive, fibrous roots help to hold stream banks during periods of high water. The leaves are narrow, and...

Image of Potentilla photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Potentilla)

Image of Potentilla atrosanguinea photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

(Ruby Cinquefoil)

(Abbotswood Potentilla)

Image of Potentilla fruticosa photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Shrubby Cinquefoil)

Shrubby cinquefoil is a compact twiggy deciduous shrub with dainty foliage and buttercup-like flowers. Sometimes referred to as Dasiphora fruticosa, this very hardy plant is native across all north temperate regions from Asia to North America. The yellow flowers appear in abundance in early summer and continue more sparsely into fall. They contrast nicely with the small dark green to gray-green leaves. As branches age they develop mildly attractive peeling bark. Many cultivars and hybrids of shrubby...

Image of Potentilla fruticosa

Jessie Keith

(Abbotswood Cinquefoil, Shrubby Cinquefoil)

This vigorous white-flowered shrubby cinquefoil is a compact bushy flowering shrub with small dainty dark gray-green foliage. Sometimes called Dasiphora fruticosa 'Abbotswood', it is very hardy and originates from north temperate regions from Asia to North America. From summer to frost, many white buttercup-like flowers appear with regularity. These contrast nicely with its fine, dark leaves. As branches age, they develop peeling bark.

This plant is adapted to average to poor sandy or...