Siouxland Cottonwood

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Seedless Siouxland Cottonwood Shade Tree

  • Fluttering Leaves Catch the Breeze
  • Improved Variety of Beloved Native Tree
  • Seedless Male Selection
  • Hardy and Adaptable
  • Brilliant Fall Color
  • Rapid Growth

The majestic Cottonwood tree has graced the wetlands and river beds of North America since time immemorial. With heart-shaped leaves that are designed to catch the slightest breeze, this tree brings a tremendous amount of interest to the landscape.

With this valuable tree, you'll quickly gain shade, motion and gentle "white noise". Much like a garden fountain would do, the soothing, soft murmur of the leaves help mask unpleasant sounds of traffic.

The foliage is a light green with a silvery overcast on the underside. The fluttering leaves also seem to flash and sparkle as their silvery side reflects the sun's rays.

This Poplar tree draws your eye to it. It makes a magnificent focal point in the landscape. In fall, the leaves turn a brilliant yellow.

Cottonwoods typically produce fluffy seeds in fall. But not this improved variety!

For a wonderful native shade tree, try the unique Siouxland Cottonwood (Populus deltiodes 'Siouxland') or Eastern Cottonwood tree. The Siouxland is a male cultivar of the Cottonwood, so you won't have to deal with the cottony seeds. This variety still has all the endearing features of the Cottonwood, but without the mess.

Introduced by South Dakota State University, this large tree is cold hardy and heat tolerant. It can handle adverse soil including acid or alkaline soils, drought or wet conditions, clay soil and other poor draining locations. It even does well on the coast, where wind and salt spray will not bother this "tough-as-nails" tree. It can handle high air pollution and urban settings.

Birds love to nest in the high branches. This tree supports wildlife and is a great addition to create a retreat or habitat.

Extremely fast growing, hardy and easy to care for, the Siouxland will provide you with years of carefree beauty. Order today!

How to Use Siouxland Cottonwood Tree in the Landscape

Give Siouxland plenty of room to reach its full size. It's wonderful for larger landscapes where it can be allowed to reach its maximum height and spread unimpeded.

It's a lovely specimen tree planted by itself. Or, allow it to really shine by planting 3 in a natural grouping. We recommend using a loosely triangular planting plan in this case. Site these trees carefully.

Before planting, place the container-grown trees from Nature Hills out and study your trees from all angles. Easier to move a pot, than redig a hole!

For individual trees that will not touch, plant them 15 to 20 feet apart, measuring from the trunk of one to the trunk of the next.

You can also create a very effective sound barrier, windbreak or shelterbelt by planting Siouxland Cottonwoods 10 to 12 feet apart. The branches will overlap, and you'll create a solid screen. For a faster screen, use a zig-zag planting pattern.

Use an old farmer's trick and place these quick growing trees in front of a row of slower growing Norway Spruce trees. This application can mark the edge of your property very effectively. Or, plant to block your property from the worst of the prevailing winter winds.

Give Siouxland trees a location in full sun.

These trees should not be used near buildings, or paved driveways and sidewalks. They are best near the edge of a property, or on a larger open space.

Siouxland is considered a valuable tree for parks and golf courses where the fast growth and tall wide stature are a plus to the landscape. Use them correctly in your home landscape and enjoy them!


The Siouxland is a virtually indestructible tree that is resistant to a number of different diseases. It's rust resistant and pest resistant. It grows quickly to provide fast shade.

It requires very little maintenance to keep it looking great.

You do have a choice to make. If you want a privacy screen, leave the lowest branches on the tree and allow new growth to appear along the trunk.

Or, if you want to be able to place a hammock or picnic table under the tree, simply prune off the lower branches all the way back to the main trunk. "Limbing up" the tree also makes mowing easier.

In the right location, Siouxland is a Cottonwood that is sure to please. It's a no-mess, no-fuss tree that will provide you years of beauty and enjoyment. Order today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Siouxland Cottonwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-10
Growing Zones 3-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Populus deltoides 'Siouxland'
Mature Height 60 - 80 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 40 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Low, Moderate or High
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Deciduous
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes