Populus Deltoides Eastern Cottonwood is a fast growing tree that can grow to be 75 to 100 feet tall. During the spring female trees release large masses of cottony seeds after flowering in the spring. Buttonbush is abundant in low lands, sometimes becoming large thickets. It can be a bothersome plant for landowners near or in wetlands. It has a wide range, extending from southeastern Canada and Minnesota through the eastern U.S. to Texas and Cuba, Several varieties also occur in the Southwest and Mexico. On low-lying pasturelands, buttonbush can be harmful because its foliage is poisonous to cattle. Many birds and other wildlife use the dense thickets of buttonbush for cover and nesting. Ducks and songbirds enjoy the small size nuts of the round clusters of maroon-colored fruit.
Buttonbush is easily recognized by its simple, opposite leaf arrangement and its cotton ball-like flower heads occurring in clusters of two or more. The many tiny flowers bloom throughout the summer.
Mature Height: 80-100 ft
Mature Width: 40-60 ft.
Growth/Year: 3+ ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Wet Soils Drought tolerant
Botanical Name: Populus Deltoides
Posted by Emily VG on 31st Jan 2012
This tree grows very fast and i love the shade it produces. Love the few in my backyard and will get a few more for my side yard.
Posted by mike, FL on 24th Jan 2012
we was looking for that perfect shade tree. It has grown good and is wonderful.