Populus trichocarpa Black Cottonwood

  • Populus trichocarpa,  Black Cottonwood
  • Populus trichocarpa,  Black Cottonwood
  • Plant type
    • Deciduous Tree
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
    • Part Shade
  • Soil conditions
    • Dry
    • Some Moisture
    • Moist & Well-Drained
    • Wet
  • Upland/wetland ratings
    • FAC-Found in wetland and upland
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 4 ft., 2 ft.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 40 ft., 20 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 150 ft., 40 ft.
 

This native tree grows very rapidly. Usually does well in the deep moist soils along river bottoms and stream sides (Willow family). Good for reclamation of urban wastelands and windbreaks. Can tolerate periodic flooding. Grows 40-150 ft tall and 20-40 ft. wide. Keep this away from septic systems, since it has aggressive roots.

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