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Balsam Poplar vs Tristis Poplar

Populus balsamifera

Populus x Tristis

Balsam Poplar
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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.

Tristis Poplar is a large deciduous tree. It is cold hardy, disease resistant, and relatively drought tolerant. Tristis Poplar loses its leaves later in the year than other Poplars, making it a great ornamental tree in fall.

It's known for its strongly scented balsamic buds and yellow foliage in autumn. Because of its size, Tristis Poplar is most suitable for large properties and will help prevent wind erosion.

Tristis Poplar is slower-growing than many newer hybrids, for a longer useful lifespan. Tristis grows especially well in the southern prairies due to its resistance to cold dry winds.

BALSAM POPLAR QUICK FACTS

TRISTIS POPLAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: see description
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: golden yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium

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)





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