Populus trichocarpa

Black Cottonwood

Plant family: Salicaceae - Willow


Plant type: Tree

Plant origin: N/A

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Flower Color Green-Yellow
Blooming Season Spring, Winter
Height 25-40 feet, Over 40 feet
Spread 15-30 feet
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Black Cottonwood is a native tree that grows in northern, southern and central California. It is fast growing and moderately long-lived. It grows in an upright form to a height of 100 feet, with active growth during the spring and summer. Flowers are yellow and bloom in the mid spring. Leaves are medium green and deciduous. Black Cottonwood is a great choice to help build a natural irrigation system - its long shallow roots will reach out to the water source and pull underground water molecules through your garden. It needs moist soil until mature, and then becomes moderately drought tolerant. Great for birds and butterflies.

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