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Balsam Poplar vs SkyFest Poplar

Populus balsamifera

Populus x deltoides jefcot

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Balsam Poplar
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Balsam Poplar is a hardy, fast-growing deciduous tree. Native to Canada east of the Rockies, this large, upright's seedlings are grown from cuttings.

Sometimes they are a male clone, so they don't produce fluff. Other times, the collection was from both male and female trees and there is some fluff produced.

Bred by Jeffries Nurseries, the Skyfest is a fast growing, tall cottonwood with excellent disease resistance and adaptability to many kinds of soil. In the fall, its leaves turn a golden yellow.

This species has an aggressive root system, making it unsuitable for planting close to buildings but very drought resistant and an excellent choice for shelterbelts.

BALSAM POPLAR QUICK FACTS

SKYFEST POPLAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: see description
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: golden yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: medium
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: seedless cottonwood


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