Fremont Cottonwood

Genus Populus
Willow Family (Salicaceae)



Fremont Cottonwood tree

Fremont Cottonwood
(Populus fremontii)

These trees grow along the tributaries of the Colorado River, usually not far from the water.

They sometimes reach a very large size, with a trunk up to 48 inches in diameter at the base. They have large, wide spreading limbs, so that the tree is often broader than it is tall. The average height is about 70 feet.


Leaves of the Fremont Cottonwood
	          -- triangular in shape, about 3 inches across





The leaves are roughly triagular in shape, with coursely toothed margins.       In the fall, they turn a brilliant golden yellow color.

Fremont Cottonwood leaves in September