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Populus deltoides

More About Populus deltoides

  • Upright, oval habit
  • Glossy, triangular, green leaves turn yellow in the fall
  • Dioecious: trees are either male or female, flowering before the leaves
  • Male flowers are red and inconspicuous, female flowers are yellow, ripening in the spring
  • Female trees are messy, with 'cotton' drifting
  • Fast-growing
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and most of North America.

The leaves are rich in protein and amino acids and can be as nourishing as meat. The bark contains salicin, an ingredient in aspirin.

Zone:

2

Height:

20-25 m

Spread:

16-18 m
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Eastern Cottonwood Growing and Maintenance Tips

It will tolerate a range of soil types and pH, growing best in moist, well-drained conditions and does not tolerate shade. A good, pioneer plant, providing habitat for other plants.


Populus deltoides Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Edible
Edible
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Attributes

Seed
Fall Color
Deciduous

Habit

Oval
Upright
Tree form

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge

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