University of Illinois Extension
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Eastern Cottonwood
Populus deltoides
Eastern Cottonwood leaves
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Bacterial Disease

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Numerous insect anddisease problems. Suffers from weak wood (storm damage).
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8 
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Mature Height: 70-100 Feet
Culture: Full sun; prefers moist soils, but can tolerate drier sites; tolerates salt and soil compaction; pH adaptable.
Cultivars: 'Siouxland' male cultivar, which will not produce the messy "cotton" mess associated with seeds.
Mature Form: Somewhat vase-shaped with large, spreading branches.
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Soil condition: WetWet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Tolerance: SaltSalt
Tolerance: Soil CompactionSoil Compaction
Tolerance: Wet SitesWet Sites
Wind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes:

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