Swamp Cottonwood Information: What Is A Swamp Cottonwood Tree

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Swamp Cottonwood Information: What Is A Swamp Cottonwood Tree

By Teo Spengler What is a swamp cottonwood? Swamp cottonwood trees (Populus heterophylla) are hardwoods native to the eastern and southeastern America. A member of the birch family, swamp cottonwood is also known as black cottonwood, river cottonwood, downy poplar and swamp poplar. For more swamp cottonwood information, read on. About Swamp Cottonwood Trees According to swamp cottonwood information, these trees are relatively tall, reaching some 100 feet (30 m.) at maturity. They have a single stout trunk that can get to 3 feet (1 m.) across. Young branches and trunks of swamp cottonwood are smooth and pale gray. However, as the trees age, their bark darkens and becomes deeply furrowed. Swamp cottonwood trees bear dark green leaves that are lighter underneath. They are deciduous, losing these leaves in winter. So exactly where does swamp cottonwood grow? It is native to wet areas like floodplain woodlands, swamps and low areas

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