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Due to these unusual times of CoVid-19 and the extremely high volume of orders that we have received here at Crimson Sage over the last 3 months, we have decided to stop taking new plant orders at this time. We apologize for this inconvenience, but we need some time to fulfill our current orders and to replenish some of our inventory!! Thanks for your understanding, patience, and choosing to shop with a small, woman owned business. It is truly heart warming to see so many folks nationwide planting their Medicinal Gardens. We will be back up and running as soon as we can!

If you have already placed an order with us, we are shipping as much as possible each week and plan to get your orders shipped over the month of June into early July.

Due to these unusual times of CoVid-19 and the extremely high volume of orders that we have received here at Crimson Sage over the last 3 months, we have decided to stop taking new plant orders at this time. … More →
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  • Dandelion with a pollinator friend

Black Cottonwood

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Populus trichocarpus
Description

Balsam Poplar, Tacamaha, Balm of Gilead. This stately tree which is native to the steam banks and river bottoms of the west, all the way into Alaska can reach a height of 40 feet in 15 years, sometimes reaching well over 100 feet at maturity. It is a deciduous tree heavily limbed, with large triangular leaves sporting silver undersides, which shimmer in the summer breeze. It has very attractive golden fall color and the resinous buds in spring emit a perfume to the air like no other. I have had great respect for the cottonwood as a source of excellent herbal medicine for many years. The resinous buds of early spring can be collected and used as a tincture or infused oil. Used internally, cottonwood buds are an excellent remedy for respiratory congestion, particularly in the chest and can help subsequent bacterial infection. Used topically as a salve or infused oil, the resinous buds have a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect as well as being anti-microbial. Cottonwood buds have been used traditionally for centuries by native American tribes throughout the West. This valuable medicinal tree creates beautiful dappled shade and can be pruned for a sustainable herbal harvest. The cottonwood prefers a well drained soil and ample moisture, although quite drought hardy with maturity as its roots will find the aquifers. Hardy to zone 1.

Latin Name Populus trichocarpus
 
 
 
 
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