Cottonwood.is a deciduous tree, fast to 100'. Native
from San Diego County to Alaska. I've seen it a quarter
mile from the ocean where the salt spray had blown the top off. Inland
a little in another spot where the wind could not get to it it grew
into a magical 80' tree, straight as an arrow up into the sky. Its dark
green leaves contrasting beautifully with its white trunk. This tree
will become more drought tolerant when it is established. Excellent
bird and butterfly
plant. Very, very fast. We have a tree house 20' up in one that is 10
years old. It has a 12" trunk at chest height and is 30-40' tall. .
excellent shade tree. Keep away from septic system. Do not plant under
power lines. Cottonwoods are important bird and butterfly plants.
Cottonwoods are amongst the water shunt plants of nature. Use them next
to a water source(such as a lawn) to shunt water to the rest of you
planting. Cottonwoods will get very shallow roots if you water
shallowly. If you put one next to a lawn do not water the lawn daily
(you shouldn't anyway), strech the watering out to once a week or so or
you will have a bumpy lawn (from the roots).
Populus trichocarpa tolerates seasonal flooding.
Populus trichocarpa is great for a bird garden and a butterfly garden.
Foliage of Populus trichocarpa has color green, is deciduous and has fragrance.
Flower of Populus trichocarpa has color na.
Communities for Populus trichocarpa:Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Red Fir Forest, Freshwater Marsh, Mixed-evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Sage Scrub, Riparian (rivers & creeks) and Yellow Pine Forest.