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Poplar (hybrid)


Height and Spread Hybrid poplars can quickly grow up to 18 metres in height and may have a crown width of 10 metres.

Hardiness Zone 2 to 3

Preferred growing conditions Likes moist, clay to sandy loams and prefers full sun. Does not tolerate drought on uphill slopes or high pH soils.

Form Hybrid poplars have upright spreading branches.

Flower/seeds Brownish-red flowers produce brownish seeds nestled in a mass of ‘cotton’.

Leaf Hybrid poplar leaves are simple, dark green leaves approximately 5 to 12 cm in size.

Bark/wood Bark is greyish green when a sapling; as the tree gets older, the bark changes to dark grey.

Berries Not applicable

Pruning Prune to keep shape. If the tree is cut down, the poplar may produce suckers. You can prevent suckers from forming when you cut down the tree by applying a glyphostate concentrate to the stump according to label directions (Note: Do not apply the “ready-to-use” product).

Problems (Disease/Insects)

Poplar borer, aphids, leaf beetles. Wildlife may eat tender shoots of young trees.