| 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
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