The Cottonwood Tree is a native tree of the United States. It has been used by Native Americans. They use all of the trees, including the leaves for various purposes. It grew naturally and spreads easily through the female seeds that are released each year.
Cottonwood trees grow best in zones 2-9. Sandy soil is the best place to grow the Cottonwood tree. It needs very little, but cannot grow well in clay. They repopulate over any area where they are placed, so it is best that this is considered when using them in any area for landscaping.
These trees grow fast, often reaching a height of 100 feet tall and as wide as 75 feet. They are considered fully grown at 6 feet tall. This a good thing to note, but it is also important to note that the bark can become brittle if it is in a region with too much clay in the soil.
These trees make a great wind barrier and have been used for that for years. They grow easily and are considered very hardy.
Uses in Landscaping:
These make a great addition to any park or marshy area of the country. They provide an enormous amount of shade on hot days and are often considered popular in the southern areas of the country, specifically the southwest. They are great to build a tree line along a driveway and have been used in many old southern plantations for years to protect against the wind and offer more privacy to the homeowners.
They are very easy to maintain as well. They only need the minimal care for them to grow and thrive anywhere. The only place that is not best suited for them is an area with clay.
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Latin Name- Populus Deltoids Hardy Planting Zone- 2-9 Mature Height- 50-100 ft Mature Width- 50-75 Sun or Shade- Full Sun
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