Black Cottonwood

Populus trichocarpa

Fast growing with dark gray bark. Black cottonwood may be planted as a windbreak. It is dangerous near homes, as the wandering roots will find septic systems and drain fields. It is illegal to plant within Corvallis City limits without the signature of the City Manager.

Plant Details

Habitat NotesFloodplains; Bottomland Forest; Riparian Forest
Years Planted at Arboretums1996
Mature Height180’
Shade Preference
Soil Tolerance Moist soils
Special Uses Attracts birds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; Provides bank stabilization; Grown for timber production
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