The Cottonwood tree is a fairly easy tree to grow and maintain. It is also quite easy to take care of as well. This tree isn’t prone to any pests and will therefore be quite safe as a result. The Cottonwood tree can be grown primarily outdoors since it will give it enough sunlight and space. It is best to plant it in yards or gardens where there is plenty of sunlight as well as quality soil. The Cottonwood tree is best grown in hardy zones 3 through 9. This tree can grow up to about 33 feet in height. It has a very nice appearance due to the color and shape of its leaves. The scientific name for the Cottonwood tree is Hibiscus tiliaceus.