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Meseta Cottonwood, Arizona Cottonwood
Populus fremontii var. mesetae


Meseta cottonwood is small for a cottonwood, growing to only a maximum of 60 feet. It is the most common cottonwood in Brewster and Presidio counties in west Texas, where it grows along the Rio Grande to the east of Big Bend National Park.

Plant Habit or Use: medium tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: yellow-green catkins on female trees, purple-red on males

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: on female trees, capsules that release cottony masses of seeds, hence name of Cottonwood.

Height: to 60 ft.

Width: to 60 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements: high medium

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone:

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