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Balsam Poplar vs Prairie Sky Poplar

Populus balsamifera

Populus x canadensis Prairie Sky

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.

Prairie Sky Poplar is a fast-growing columnar variety of poplar tree developed at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada's Morden Research Station.

It is adaptable to many soil conditions and seems to do best in primarily the southern-most parts of the prairies.

Good as a shade tree or as a shelterbelt tree, it is often used in buffer zones as a visual screen or hedge.

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

BALSAM POPLAR QUICK FACTS

PRAIRIE SKY POPLAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
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: 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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