Black Cottonwood is the largest and tallest of the North American poplars. Named after its white, fluffy seeds with cottony hairs, this hardy tree produces sticky, fragrant buds and has a straight growth habit. Black Cottonwood needs ample moisture and nutrients to grow successfully to full height and are found in the Western provinces and the Yukon with BC being its heartland.
Zone: 4a Height: 30 m (100 ft) Spread: 11 m (35 ft) Moisture: normal, wet Light: full sun Fuzz/fluff: yes Catkins: yes Growth rate: fast Life span: long Maintenance: medium Suckering: medium Pollution tolerance: high
Other names: balsam cottonwood, california poplar, western balsam poplar
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