Eastern Cottonwood

Populus deltoides

This species, also called Southern Cottonwood or Necklace Poplar, is native to North America and is one of the largest North American hardwoods. Capsular fruits release small seeds with cotton-like strands in the early summer. The soft wood of this tree is predominantly used in the manufacture of furniture.
Habitat:
Streambanks and bottomlands.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing to 30 m tall, with straight trunk.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Short-lived.
Presence in US:
AL AR AZ CO CT DC DE FL GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NY OH OK PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WI WV WY
Presence in Canada:
AB BC MB ON QC SK