Populus deltoides

Common name: Cottonwood

Native plant

Extremely over-looked and undervalued tree throughout most of the country. Fast growing and strong limbed for wet yards, even those that are too wet for most trees. It is also an important tree for the local environment. From the INHS plant site: 

"Eastern Cottonwood and similar species are an important food source of many insect species...Many of these insects are important sources of food to insectivorous birds. Some birds feed on the buds and catkins during the spring when other sources of food are scarce; these species include the Ruffed Grouse, Prairie Chicken, and Purple Finch. Eastern Cottonwood provides nesting habitat for such birds as the Pileated Woodpecker (cavities in large trees), Baltimore Oriole, Warbling Vireo, Northern Parula, and Yellow Warbler (young trees).

and it goes on like this on this site and others. It deserves a second look from any who might have poo-poo'ed it in the past.

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Pricing

Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $22
11 to 24 units $19.50
25 or more units $16.50
Pricing information per unit for 15 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $90
11 to 24 units $80
25 or more units $75

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Plant Details

Plant type

Tree

Soil type

Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Spring

Urban environment

Road-side/Salt Tolerant

Growth form

Single trunk

Growth rate

Fast

Flower color

Green White

Fall color

Yellow

Size

Mature height
7 Feet
Mature width
5 Feet
Max height
8 Feet
Max width
7 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant

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