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Balsam Poplar vs Horse Chestnut

Populus balsamifera

Aesculus hippocastanum

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

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.

A top CO2 absorbing species. Experts think this tree may help climate change more than others.

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: 9 m (30 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 spiky nuts
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)


Toxicity: most parts of plant are toxic

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