Cottonwood

 

Description

Cottonwood

Willow Family: Salicaceae

Latin Name: Populus deltoides
Longevity: Perennial
Season: Warm
Origin: Native
Value:
Wildlife – good
Livestock – good

Remarks:

Common name, “Eastern cottonwood”. This deciduous tree can grow up to 100 feet tall and obtain an 8 foot diameter trunk. Flowers February to May, fruit ripening May to June. The leaves are browsed by livestock, deer, and rabbits. The seeds are eaten by a variety of birds; turkey prefer this tree for roosting. Adapted to rich, moist soils along streams, rivers and creeks.

Source: USDA-NRCS

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