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POPULUS deltoides 'Nor Easter'

Image of Populus deltoides 'Nor Easter'

Family

Salicaceae

Botanical Name

POPULUS deltoides 'Nor Easter'

Plant Common Name

Eastern Cottonwood, Nor Easter Cottonwood

General Description

This male selection allows the beloved cottonwood to dwell in the landscape without shedding any pesky cottony seeds. It retains the upright spreading vase-like habit and rapid growth of this widespread North American native, which occurs in floodplains and other moist habitats over most of the eastern and central United States. The large shiny pale green triangular leaves turn yellow in fall. The extensive fibrous root system anchors the tree against floods. This tree is susceptible to damage from wind and heavy snow.

Like most of its clan this tree likes sun and moist well-drained soil and is an aggressive rooter, sending out a dense network of water seeking fibrous roots that can clog water lines. It’s best reserved for windbreaks and shelterbelts, parks, open spaces, ranches and greenbelts and other places where its size, toughness and vigor are assets.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    0'-100' / 0.0m - 30.5m

  • Width

    0'-70' / 0.0m - 21.3m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring

  • Native To

    Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States, Central United States, Canada, Mexico

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site

  • Growth Rate

    Very Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water, Ample Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    None

  • Flower Color

    Red, Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Gray

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow

  • Bark Color

    Slate Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Fissured

  • Usage

    Screening / Wind Break, Shade Trees

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No