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.
|Habitat Notes||Floodplains; Bottomland Forest; Riparian Forest|
|Years Planted at Arboretums||1996|
|Soil Tolerance||Moist soils|
|Special Uses||Attracts birds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; Provides bank stabilization; Grown for timber production|