Cottonwood – Rio Grande

Cottonwood – Rio Grande

Populus wislizeni

Derived from our native cottonwood along the Rio Grande, these trees grow into large specimens at a fast pace. They can tolerate poor soil, wind and our arid summer heat, but they like regular, deep watering.

Type of Plant: Deciduous Shade Tree

Distinguishing Characteristics: Bright yellow leaves in fall

Water Use: High

Flower Color: NA

Sun/Location: Full Sun

Approximate Height at Maturity*: 60'

Approximate Spread at Maturity*: 60'

Tree Shape: Rounded to broadly spreading

*Under average conditions in Northern New Mexico