40 Eastern Cottonwood

Eastern Cottonwood, Populus Deltoids

Picturesque in summer and winter, coarse ascending branches often form a narrow crown. Oval leaflets emerge late in spring, changing from pinkish-tinged to a dark, almost blue-green. Tolerates most conditions, drought and pollution. Pods can be messy. Needs full sun. Mature specimen can be found in Emerson Park.