Cottonwood

LATIN NAME
Populus deltoides

LONGEVITY
Perennial

SEASON
Warm

ORIGIN
Native

DETAILS
• Common name, “Eastern cottonwood”.
• This deciduous tree can grow up to 100 feet tall and obtain an 8-foot diameter trunk.
• Flowers February to May, with fruit ripening May to June.
• The leaves are browsed by livestock, deer, and rabbits. The seeds are eaten by a variety of birds; turkey prefer this tree for roosting.
• Adapted to rich, moist soils along streams, rivers, and creeks.

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