Latin: Populus deltoides
Other common names: cottonwood, eastern cottonwood, necklace poplar, eastern poplar
Mature Height: 80-100′ height/3-4′ diameter. Fast growing in ideal situations.
Soil / Climate: Grows in most soils provided with adequate moisture and sunlight.
Notes: Cottonwood grows best on moist, welldrained, fine sandy loams or silt loams. Coarse sands and heavy clay soils are not recommended. It is relatively tolerant of drier soil. Cottonwood is resistant to flood damage. Dark greern leaves are triangular and ovate ranging from 3 to 5 inches long and turning yellow-gold in fall.
Wildlife: Rabbits and deer will browse seedlings and young trees. Beavers will use saplings and poles for food and dam construction.