Eastern Cottonwood is admired most during the summer because it is large and provides a luscious canopy--perfect for great shade on hot days.
Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
What did the tree wear to the beach?
Did you know?
- Oils from this tree are used in the cosmetic industry for lip balms
- Native Americans used the bark and twigs as food for horses
- Eastern Cottonwood
- Common Cottonwood
- Deer, rabbits, and mice eat the leaves of seedlings and saplings
- Birds use twigs to build nests
- Woodlands--near water
- 65-120' tall, with a crown width of 94'
- Full sun to partial shade
- Moist soil
Select Identification Characteristics:
- Leaf Type: Simple
- Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
- Bud Arrangement: Alternate
- Terminal Bud: Single