Eastern Cottonwood tree
Eastern Cottonwood tree
Eastern Cottonwood tree
Eastern Cottonwood tree

Eastern Cottonwood tree


  • This Eastern Cottonwood tree ships in a 1 Gallon Pot, min. 36" tall
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The Populus Deltoides - Cottonwood tree, also known as the "Poplar", is a part of the poplar family named for its cotton-like seed growth. This large deciduous tree is found throughout North America favoring moist areas like stream beds and lakefronts, but is highly adaptable and can be grown anywhere. Grows approximately 8'ft per year allowing it to make amazing shade and efficient windbreaks. Long, thick branches are decorated with beautiful triangular, green leaves that become a bright yellow in autumn. Only female trees produce the fluffy white seed material which cottonwoods are named after.

Full sun to partial sun.

Native to North America

Drought tolerant once established.

Additional features: Native, Fall Color, Self Pollinating, Drought Tolerant, and Deer Resistant

This Eastern Cottonwood tree comes potted in a 1 Gallon pot

Size: Mature size can reach 50' - 80' x 50' - 80'

Light: Full sun

Hardiness zone: 2 - 9

Characteristics: Grows in a open, spreading crown form. Bark is smooth and thin when young and matures into a grayish-brown, thick, deeply furrowed with scaly ridges. Has alternating simple green leaves with coarse, curved teeth that become a bright yellow in fall.

Growth Rate: Fast

Soil, Water, Fertilize: Moist, loamy, cool, rich, well draining pH 6.5 -7 though is very adaptable to different soils. Tolerant to sandy, silty, marshy areas but foes not do well in heavy clay. Prune in late winter during dormancy to promote growth and shape the tree and prevent possible breaking limbs.

*Plants cannot be shipped to Alaska or Hawaii.

*Plants ship dormant in winter months.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants and not what you will receive.

Allow at least 25'ft when planting for growth and spreading of roots.

Moist, well draining soil is best.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 2 - 9

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Eastern Cottonwood tree

Highly adaptable and found all throughout North America, the Cottonwood Tree is a native, deciduous, large tree most commonly found in moist areas. This fast growing tree grows approximately 8'ft per year making an excellent shade tree or efficient for windbreaks. These beautiful trees are decorated with triangular green leaves that turn into a brilliant yellow to welcome the autumn season. Their name from the fluffy white seed material that female trees produce in the spring, appearing like bunches of cotton draping down the branches.

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