Eastern Cottonwood Picture

Eastern Cottonwood
Populus deltoides
Salicaceae

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Tiny flowers March to April (female green, male red) produce pendulous tendrils of seed capsules that release clouds of cottony seeds in late spring/early-summer, dioecious (separate male & female plants), glossy dark green leaves are more or less triangular, salt & sand tolerant, air pollution & drought tolerant, good rain garden plant (for a very large rain garden), best in a less formal/naturalized areas. Host plant to a variety of Butterfies & Moths in including Cecropia Moth Butterfly (Hyalophora cecropia) Dreamy Dusky Wing Butterfly (Erynnis icelus) Mourning Cloak Butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) Red-Spotted Purple Butterfly (Limenitis arthemis astyanax) Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio glaucus) Viceroy Butterfly (Limenitis archippus).

Average To Wet
Full Sun
60-100’ tall (25-50’ wide)
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-9b
Tree

Native Range: sc QC south to CT, west to se AL and e TX

Eastern Cottonwood - 1-2 foot tall in a quart pot $15.75
Eastern Cottonwood - 2-3 foot tall in a gallon pot $19.75
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