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Balsam Poplar vs Sundancer Poplar

Populus balsamifera

Populus x Sundancer

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.

Sundancer Poplar is a new, fast-growing, disease-resistant, and columnar variety of poplar tree developed at the Agroforestry Center in Indian Head, SK.

It is adaptable in many soil conditions and seems to do well across the prairies with extra popularity further north, in part due to how hardy it is.

Ideal for lining properties, roads, etc. to give an attractive visual hedge.

BALSAM POPLAR QUICK FACTS

SUNDANCER POPLAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: see description
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: golden yellow
Fall colour: 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)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





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Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
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