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Balsam Poplar vs Peachleaf Willow

Populus balsamifera

Salix amygdaloides

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Balsam Poplar
Peachleaf Willow

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 Peachleaf Willow is often a multi-stemmed willow that generally grows into a tall shrub. This versatile and useful small tree is often seen in riparian zones and erosion control projects. Wildlife rely on the twigs, foliage and bark for food.

A widely distributed willow species, it's long pointed leaves are dark green on top and pale green underneath. The Peachleaf Willow is the tallest of the native prairie willows reaching 40ft in height.

BALSAM POPLAR QUICK FACTS

PEACHLEAF WILLOW QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $6.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: see description
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: golden yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: medium
Suckering: low

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