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Okanese Poplar vs Butternut

Populus x Okanese

Juglans cinerea

Okanese Poplar
Butternut

Okanese Poplar is an excellent shelterbelt tree. It's one of the hardiest and fastest growing trees you can plant on the prairies. This hybrid poplar is disease resistant, drought and cold tolerant, produces no fuzz, and requires little maintenance. Okanese poplar also makes for a good privacy screen on larger properties.

One of the few walnut varieties native to Canada. The wood from this attractive species is used in a lot of specialty products.

A self-fertile nut tree that has better yields with cross-pollination. The meat of the Butternut is very mild, sweet, and oily. Often sought after by nut hunters.

Butternut is intolerant of shade and poor draining soil. It can survive zone 2, but reliably produces nuts in zone 3. Butternut canker has decimated this species in its native range.

OKANESE POPLAR QUICK FACTS

BUTTERNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
Spread: 8 m (27 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Fall colour: yellow
Nuts: brown shell with cream core starting around age 10
Growth rate: very fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





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