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Eastern Cottonwood

Populus deltoides

Eastern Cottonwood has smooth gray or white bark. Tiny flowers in long drooping catkins are produced in spring, followed by fluffy seeds.

Native bottomland tree
Fast-growing
Male clone is seedless

More About Populus deltoides:

The seed appearance gives the tree its common name.



Usually in damp soils or in river beds. Sometimes planted to stabilize river banks, but they may in fact cause erosion by creating dense thickets which divert flows against the opposite bank and may spread downstream away from the planting site.

Gardening Suggestions for Eastern Cottonwood:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability. Cottonwood spreads by root suckers around the parent plant, forming large thickets. Spread over greater distances occurs when dumped material or branches detached in floods take root.

Key Characteristics:

Midwest Native
Moist, Well-Drained
Height:
50-100 Feet
Spread:
35-50 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
2 - 9

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Great Garden Neighbors:
Swamp White Oak Swamp White Oak
Sycamore Sycamore

Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Habit
Deciduous
Program
Grow Native!
MSD (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District)
Attributes
Midwest Native
Interesting Bark
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage