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Balsam Poplar vs Eastern Cottonwood

Populus balsamifera

Populus deltoides

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Balsam Poplar
Eastern Cottonwood

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.

This fast and tall growing tree has an open, spreading crown and is more suited to waterside planting than other aspens and poplars.

Commonly found in floodplains, stream valleys and lake shores, this tree quickly fills in reclamation areas.

In order to reproduce and grow effectively, Eastern Cottonwood relies on the natural flooding cycle to ensure they are not out-competed by weeds and other plants.

BALSAM POPLAR QUICK FACTS

EASTERN COTTONWOOD QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 23 m (75 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: see description
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: golden yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
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


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