Native Plant Encyclopedia

  CottonwoodPopulus deltoides subsp. monilifera  

  Recommended Planting Range

  (previously: Populus deltoides)


Cottonwood is a common tree in many floodplain forests and bottomland habitats, especially along streams and lakes. It is the fastest-growing tree in Minnesota, and can grow to a great height and massive proportions. It does well on sandy, silty or loamy soil, especially if its roots are near water.

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