Populus trichocarpa

Populus trichocarpa

black cottonwood



  • Deciduous tree 100 to 200 feet tall
  • Grows along rivers, stream banks, and in wetter areas
  • Prefers full sun and moist soils
  • Do not plant near septic lines as roots will invade and clog lines
  • Leaf buds are sticky and emit a sweet, balsamic scent
  • Found and Bay hills and Hamilton sections

Mt. Diablo, Oakland, Orinda, Redwood RP


1 gallon

bloom season Apr
pollinators Birds
pollinators Butterflies
sun Full Sun
soil Good
water High
flower color Inconspicuous
bloom season Mar
water Mod
soil Moderate
sun Part Shade
habitat Riparian
soil Well-drained
dormancy winter

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