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Populus fremontii (Cottonwood)

Populus fremontii
Fremont Cottonwood, Western Cottonwood, Gila Cottonwood, Alamo

This fast growing deciduous tree lines the riparian waterways of the West. Triangular light green leaves turn bright yellow in the fall. The beautiful trunks are smooth and mottled, turning white with age. Female trees produce white, cottony, airborne seed. Plant in full sun and provide ample irrigation.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color Green
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Fast
Height 40' - 80 (ft)
Spread 30' - 50' (ft)
Spacing 50' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Birds, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Rain Gardens
Tolerance Dry Soil
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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