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Assiniboine Poplar vs Northern Red Oak

Populus x Assiniboine

Quercus rubra

Assiniboine Poplar
Northern Red Oak

Assiniboine poplar is a tall, fast growing tree that has a shapely oval form and dense foliage. This hybrid poplar is a male clone and produces no fuzz or fluff. Assiniboine poplar can handle tough conditions such as: urban pollution, environmental salt, drought, poor soil, and even some standing water.

A medium-sized deciduous tree, the northern red oak can grow to 25 m tall and 30 m in diameter with a crown spread of 18 m. It has a short, massive trunk and an extensive crown in the open, while in the forest it has a tall columnar bole and small rounded head. It is symmetrical and beautifully coloured in the fall. Leaves are 10-20 cm long by 10-13 cm wide, and oblong, with 7 to 11 toothed lobes. Its fruit is an acorn. Bark can be brown to black, with broken to wide flat ridges. Northern red oak is a valuable, fast-growing oak used primarily for lawns, parks, golf courses, and commercial areas. It is often used as a street tree.

The most attractive and fastest growing oak we have seen for the prairies. We are one of the only nurseries growing this tree.

ASSINIBOINE POPLAR QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED OAK QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Spread: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Fall colour: yellow
Fall colour: red
Bark: Smooth and grey (young), Furrowed and grey (mature)
Nuts: Produces acorns
Growth rate: very fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





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