Eastern cottonwoods are Dioecious. Male trees have dangling reddish catkins before leaves appear. Female trees have yellow flowers. Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions: Fruit of the Eastern cottonwood is a dangling cluster of dehiscent capsules in May and June (on female trees only).
Each seed produces a bit of fluff to aid in wind dispersal. Flowers March–May, male and female flowers in catkins on separate trees before leaves emerge; petals absent. Fruits May–June, drooping catkins 5–10 inches long; capsules widest at base, about ¼ inch long, splitting into 2–4 parts; seeds brown, small, numerous, each with tuft of long cottony hairs. Spring Harvest = ALL Zones (March 15 thru July 30) See Zone Map - Click Here.
Fall Harvest = Zones ONLY (Nov 15 thru Feb 28) See Zone Map - Click Here. Populus deltoides - Growth to feet. This fast growing cottonwood does well in dry conditions. More ornamental, large glossy leaves.
The leaves of the eastern cottonwood are broad and slightly triangular in shape. The entire base of the leaves is coarsely toothed with rounded teeth per side. The upper sides of the leaves are a dark green and the undersides are a bit paler. The leaves turn yellow in the fall.
The bark on mature cottonwoods has extremely thick, flat-topped furrowed ridges. Populus deltoides and over other quality seeds for sale. Call us at 1 It is a large tree growing to 20–40 m tall and with a trunk up to m diameter, one of the largest North American hardwood trees.
The bark is silverywhite, smooth or lightly fissured when young, becoming dark gray and deeply fissured on old trees. The twigs are grayishyellow, stout, with large. Dec 18, You will also notice fruit looking like large clumps of fluffy white cottonwood pods on the tree. These long white beads of fluff shed in June and July and are a nuisance for people living near them. When the leaves change color in the fall during October and November, they become bright yellow or Estimated Reading Time: 9 mins.
Jul 24, The parachute-like white fluff from trees is just fruit capsules with seeds of the cottonwood tree. Cottonwood trees normally shed their leaves in fall. Apr 28, Eastern cottonwood trees offer fabulous fall color, with leaves shifting through shades of orange to bushnotch.bar: Julie Martens Forney.