Eastern Cottonwood Picture

Tiny flowers March to April (female green, male red) produce pendulous tendrils of seed capsules that release clouds of cottony seeds in late spring/early-summer, dioecious (separate male and female plants), glossy dark green leaves are more or less triangular, salt and sand tolerant, air pollution and drought tolerant, good rain garden plant (for a very large rain garden), best in a less formal/naturalized areas. Host plant to a variety of Butterflies and moths in including the Cecropia Moth Butterfly (Hyalophora cecropia) Dreamy Dusky Wing Butterfly (Erynnis icelus) Mourning Cloak Butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) Red-Spotted Purple Butterfly (Limenitis arthemis astyanax) Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio glaucus) Viceroy Butterfly (Limenitis archippus).

Average To Wet
Full Sun
60 to 100 foot tall (25-50 foot wide)
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-9b

Native Range: sc QC south to CT, west to se AL & e TX

Eastern Cottonwood - 1-2 foot tall in a Quart pot $19.75

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Eastern Cottonwood Picture