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Hill Poplar vs Black Walnut

Populus x Hill

Juglans nigra

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Hill Poplar has largely been replaced by more desirable hybrid poplar varieties that are more resistant to disease.

The Black Walnut is a slow growing, large, straight-stemmed and high value timber tree with an open crown. It produces a dense, very hard, edible nut. The root system usually includes a deep tap-root and several wide-spreading and deeply set lateral roots.

Black Walnut has a deeply-furrowed, black bark. Its Leaves are about 1 foot long, composed of 15 - 23 slightly stalked leaflets on a moderately stout stock which provide good dappled shade.

Its roots produce a substance named juglone that is toxic to some other plants. Consider this when choosing where you plant a black walnut, as you will not be able to grow tomato, potato, cabbage, eggplant, blueberry, azalea, rhododendron, lilac, red pine and apple in the surrounding area.

Despite being highly valued for its edible nuts, high value timber, and its shade tree aesthetics, it is rare to see this tree on the prairies. Plant this tree once when it is young as it does not respond well to transplanting.

HILL POPLAR QUICK FACTS

BLACK WALNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Height: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow
Fall colour: yellow
Growth rate: very fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 2.4 m (8 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





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