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Balsam Poplar vs Ussurian Pear (Siberian)

Populus balsamifera

Pyrus ussuriensis

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Balsam Poplar
Ussurian Pear (Siberian)

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.

Ussurian Pear (aka Manchurian or Siberian Pear) is the most cold hardy of all pear species.

This self-pollinating pear bears white flowers in the spring and has good fall colour, making it an exceptional ornamental addition to any garden. However, it has a tendency to branch quite low and is often used in shelterbelts and hedges too.

It is primarily grown for its attractive flowers and pollination of other pear varieties, or as cold hardy rootstock, and is also an excellent addition to any shelterbelt.

BALSAM POPLAR QUICK FACTS

USSURIAN PEAR (SIBERIAN) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 10 m (33 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: see description
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: golden yellow
Fall colour: burgundy
Berries: yellow fruit (low quality, self pollinating)
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
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)



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