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.

$1.50/Bare root

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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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