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Balsam Poplar vs Black Walnut

Populus balsamifera

Juglans nigra

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Balsam Poplar
Black Walnut

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.

The Black Walnut is a slow growing, large, straight-stemmed tree with an open crown. It produces dense, very hard, edible nuts.

Black Walnut has a deeply-furrowed, black bark. Its leaves are about 1 foot long, composed of 15 - 23 slightly stalked leaflets on a moderately stout stock which provide good dappled shade.

Despite being highly valued for its edible nuts and its shade tree aesthetics, it is rare to see this tree on the prairies.

Note: Black Walnut's roots produce a substance named juglone that is toxic to some other plants. Consider this when choosing where you plant a black walnut, as you will not be able to grow tomato, potato, cabbage, eggplant, blueberry, azalea, rhododendron, lilac, red pine and apple in the surrounding area.

Note: plant this tree once. It will not respond well to transplanting.

Note: Although self-pollinating, planting two trees significantly improves nut production.

BALSAM POPLAR QUICK FACTS

BLACK WALNUT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: see description
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: golden yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: low
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
Other Names: american walnut


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