eastern cottonwood - Salicaceae Populus deltoides

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Taxonomy

FamilySalicaceae
GenusPopulus
Speciesdeltoides
Common Nameeastern cottonwood
iTree CodePODE3

Plant Form

FormTree: very large both tall and thick trunk
Height190 feet
Spread70 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagedark green, shiny; triangular shape with rounded teeth; stem flatLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkgray, thick deep furrows with flat-topped ridges
Budterminal bud large sticky yellow/green, conical/pointedBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigstout, gray/green with “bumpy” leaf & bud scar
Flowermale catkins are stout, red/white; female catkins green-yellow.
Fruittufted-cottony seeds (female only) distributed via wind
Fall Coloryellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2bMin4.5SoilModerate
Max9aMax6.5SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantModerateYes

Species Status

Nebraska NativeYes Check
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada, Mexico
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