Eastern Cottonwood Tree (Populus deltoides)

  • Broadleafed
  • Deciduous
  • Alternate Common Name: None
  • Average Height: The Eastern cottonwood tree is a large tree, often growing in excess of 100 feet tall.
  • Average Width: Eastern cottonwood can be rather wide, often with a distinct vase shape.
  • Leaf Description: Eastern cottonwoods are generally triangular in shape with a wavy to serrated margin.
  • Bark Description: Smooth gray to yellow-green when young, later turning gray with deep furrows and thick ridges.
  • Twig Description: Twigs of Eastern cottonwood trees are stout and yellowish, buds are sticky with resin.
  • Flowering: Yellowish catkins appear just before the leaves.
  • Needle or Broadleaf: Broadleafed
  • Comments: None

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