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Balsam Poplar vs Hill Poplar

Populus balsamifera

Populus x Hill


(new stock expected: fall of 2018)


Balsam Poplar
Hill Poplar

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.

Hill Poplar is a hardy, fast-growing tree with a narrow crown. Hill Poplars function well as a privacy screen or windbreak.

This attractive, long-lived shade tree is a great choice for home and commercial consumers alike, as it requires little pruning or maintenance care.

Hill Poplar has largely been replaced by more desirable hybrid poplar varieties that are more resistant to disease.



Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: see description
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: golden yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high

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

In row spacing: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)

Other Names: bam, bamtree, eastern balsam poplar, hackmatack, tacamahac

Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes