Plant - summer
Walker Rd near the Potato Patch
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Plant - fall
Copper Basin Rd North of Aspen Creek Tr
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Plant - summer
Walker Rd near the Potato Patch
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Leaves
Prescott area
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Walker Rd near the Potato Patch
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Bark
Walker Rd near the Potato Patch
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. Upright with spreading branches and a rounded crown. Admired for its white bark and fall color change. Found in Ponderosa pine and spruce fir forests.
Height: 40 feet     Width: 15 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Montane Conifer Forest, Riparian
Elevation: 6500 - 10000 feet


Flower Characteristics

Color: Blue   Shape: Inconspicuous in elongated clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Mar - Apr
Description: Tiny and inconspicuous in catkins. Catkins elongate before the leaves expand. Female trees flower and leaf out before male trees.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or Oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Almost round and short pointed to 3 inches long and finely saw toothed. Shiny green above while dull green below. Brilliant golden fall color.
Spines: N


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Light-green or pale-brown   Type: Capsule   Description: Tufted capsule bearing 6 to 8 cottony seeds with a single female catkin bearing 70 to 100 capsules.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Whitish   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: White with fine black horizontal striations. Smooth and thin when younger but older trees can be dark gray, thick and furrowed.

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