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Eastern Cottonwood

Plant Type: Dormant, bare-root

Zones:  2-9

Soil Type:  Loamy & Sandy Soils

Site Selection: Full Sun

Mature Height & Width:  75-100' Height and 50-75' Spread

Growth Rate:  Fast - 12-24" or more per year on average

Moisture Requirements: Average to wet soils

Plant Characteristics
GAME BIRDS
FALL COLORS
SHADE TREE
ROUND SHAPE
$6.85
2-9

Eastern Cottonwood

Populus deltoides

If you want to achieve quick shade in a large open space, Eastern Cottonwood is a fine choice. This giant may grow 24+" annually, once established. Well suited along streams, riverbanks, swamps and in lowland, rain gardens and rural areas. This tree is also an excellent specimen for erosion control, as seen on strip mine spoils. Birds of prey enjoy for nesting and night roosts. Deer, rabbits, beavers, other small mammals, and domestic stock will browse seedlings and young trees. Beavers use Eastern Cottonwood in the construction of dams. While tolerant of drought and air pollution, it is best to plant this tree on sites away from buildings due to the extensive root system.

Common uses for Eastern Cottonwood include:

  • Used in wet areas like floodplains
  • Large shade tree
  • Fast growing
  • Good wildlife value

Birds of prey enjoy for nesting and night roosts. Deer, rabbits, beavers, other small mammals, and domestic stock will browse seedlings and young trees. Beavers use Eastern Cottonwood in the construction of dams.