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Balsam Poplar vs Eastern Red Cedar

Populus balsamifera

Juniperus virginiana

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Balsam Poplar
Eastern Red Cedar

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.

Eastern Red Cedar is native to eastern Canada and is actually a variety of juniper, not cedar. Its pyramidal crown, low hanging branches, and dense, compact foliage makes it an ideal windbreak or shelterbelt tree.

Eastern Red Cedar will attract wildlife to your yard and provide food and shelter for multiple varieties of birds. If you are on the east coast looking to create a windbreak, consider Eastern Red Cedar.

BALSAM POPLAR QUICK FACTS

EASTERN RED CEDAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: see description
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: golden yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none
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


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