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Poplar

Poplar

Botanical Name: Populus Deltoids x Populus Nigra
Hardiness Zones: 3-9
Mature Height: 50'
Growth Rate: Fast
Seed Source: Cuttings from Michigan

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Notes
The limbs of Poplar trees are considered to be weak and are well known for breakage. It is not recommended to plant these trees near houses, playgrounds, or traffic areas. To some, certain varieties of Poplar trees are also known as ‘Cottonwood trees’.

Uses
Poplar is commonly used for firewood, windbreak, and paper.

Wildlife Value
Poplar trees provide excellent nesting and roosting habitats for many varieties of birds. Twigs serve as nutritional value and are eaten by rodents, rabbits, deer, beavers, and porcupines.

History & Lore
Poplar is a hybrid cross between eastern cottonwood from the U.S. and Black Poplar from Europe and North Africa. It was first referenced in 1785.

Hardiness Zones
3-9

Tree Type
Deciduous

Tree Subtype
Poplar

Mature Height
50'

Mature Spread
30'

Growth Rate
Fast

Seed Source
Cuttings from Michigan

Sun Preference
Full sun

Soil PH Range
5.5-7.5

Soil Preference
Moist, adaptable

Tolerant
Excessive moisture

Intolerant
Drought

Diseases
Melampspra leaf rust, leaf spot, canker, stem decay

Pests
Poplar borer, aphids, poplar gud gall mite, leaf beetles

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Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Least Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Least Care