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Balsam Poplar vs Yellow Birch

Populus balsamifera

Betula alleghaniensis

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Balsam Poplar
Yellow Birch

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.

Yellow Birch is a large and valuable hardwood species in northeastern North America. The bark on its limbs and young trunks is silvery-yellowish in colour, hence the name. This tree prefers to grow in cool regions with damp or saturated soil.

Yellow Birch can be tapped for syrup, like Sugar Maple. Although the sap has less sugar content, it flows in greater quantity than maple trees.

BALSAM POPLAR QUICK FACTS

YELLOW BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $2.49 - SAVE UP TO 18%
Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Spread: 11 m (35 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: see description
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: golden yellow
Fall colour: bright yellow
Bark: shiny yellow to grey silver peels in curly strips, becomes reddish brown when older
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium

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: golden birch


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