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Balsam Poplar vs Horse Chestnut

Populus balsamifera

Aesculus hippocastanum

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Balsam Poplar
Horse Chestnut

Balsam Poplar is a hardy, fast-growing deciduous tree that is Native to Canada east of the Rockies.

We grow them in two variations. Sometimes they are a male clones, so they don't produce fluff. Other times, we grow them from seed, which will result in fluff. The detailed descriptions (see below) will tell you which is which.

Horse Chestnut is a medium sized deciduous tree that is native to Greece but has been grown in North America for hundreds of years. It produces large nuts.

BALSAM POPLAR QUICK FACTS

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: see description
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: golden yellow
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)


Toxicity: raw Horse Chestnut seed, leaf, bark and flower is toxic if ingested due to the presence of esculin.

Other Names: bam, bamtree, eastern balsam poplar, hackmatack, tacamahac


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