Black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa)
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Latin (scientific) name: Populus trichocarpa
Common English name: Black cottonwood
Other names: Western balsam poplar
French name: Peuplier de l’Ouest
Exists on lower and middle elevations, mixed with other species.
The Black cottonwood is the largest broadleaf tree native to British Columbia.
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A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.
For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.
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