Tree with 1 or sometimes several straight trunks, upright branches, and spreading crown. Leaves 2-4.5 in (5-11 cm) long, 0.5-1.3 in (1.2-3 cm) wide. Catkins 1.3-3 in (3-7.5 cm) long; with yellow, hairy scales. Height: 60 ft (18 m). Diameter: 2 ft (0.6 m).
Wet soils of valleys, often bordering stream banks with cottonwoods.
Southeastern British Columbia east to extreme southern Quebec and New York, south to northwestern Pennsylvania and west to western Texas; also northern Mexico; at 500-7,000 ft (152-2,134 m).
Both common and scientific names refer to the leaf shape, which suggests that of a peach.