Cottonwood trees are huge deciduous trees that have large green leaves and thick foliage. One of the common features of all types of cottonwood trees is the fluffy cotton-like strands that appear every June. Cottonwood trees are common in North America, Europe, and some parts of Asia. Some reasons why cottonwood trees are popular are that they are fast-growing, their timber is cheap, and they thrive in wetlands and arid environments.
Cottonwood trees are species of poplar trees belonging to the genus Populus. There are only a few species of poplar trees that are classified as cottonwoods. The 3 main species are Populus deltoids (eastern cottonwood), Populus fremontii (Fremont’s cottonwood), and the Populus nigra (black poplar).
Cottonwoods are large trees that can grow to between 50 and 80 ft. (15 – 24 m). Some species of cottonwood trees have been known to reach heights of 100 ft. (30 m) or more. Cottonwood trees are also large shade trees and their sprawling branches have a spread of up to 113 ft. (34 m). Being a species of a poplar tree, cottonwoods are also related to aspens.
Cottonwood, Cottonless - Bare Root (5 plants per unit)
All items must be picked up at that Yuma County Conservation District, 247 N. Clay St., Wray, CO 80758
The YCCD does not guarantee the survival of trees/plants. We take care in supplying healthy quality trees/plants to each customer. Once trees/plants leave the YCCD it is the responsibility of the customer to make sure that they are correctly planted and properly cared for (refer to YCCD website). No refunds once trees/plants leave YCCD property. All orders are final.