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Balsam Poplar vs White Oak

Populus balsamifera

Quercus alba

Balsam Poplar
White Oak

Balsam Poplar is a hardy, fast-growing deciduous tree.

Native to Canada east of the Rockies, this large, upright's seedlings are grown from cuttings.

Sometimes they are a male clone, so they don't produce fluff. Other times, the collection was from both male and female trees and there is some fluff produced.

White Oak is large, long-lived tree with an irregular trunk divided into spreading, often horizontal, stout branches. A highly adaptable tree, White Oak features beautiful green leaves that turn red-purple in the fall and green acorns.

BALSAM POPLAR QUICK FACTS

WHITE OAK QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: see description
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: golden yellow
Fall colour: dark red
Bark: light to dark gray to white, fissures and scaly
Nuts: nuts within acorns; attractive for wildlife
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 2.4 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





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