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Populus fremontii 'Nimbus'

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Species Name: Populus fremontii 'Nimbus'
Common Name: Nimbus Fremont Cottonwood

This is a male form of Fremont Cottonwood, meaning it does not produce the "cotton" typical of female cottonwoods. A beautiful fast-growing shade tree. Loves water. Roots can be invasive, not good in lawns.

Plant Family: Salicaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 60' H x 20' W
Growth Habit: Tall, columnar
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 6500'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color:
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Throughout California, except Modoc Plateau
Natural Habitat: Alluvial bottomlands, streamsides



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