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Balsam Poplar vs Kentucky Coffeetree

Populus balsamifera

Gymnocladus dioicus

Balsam Poplar
Kentucky Coffeetree

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 Kentucky Coffeetree has the largest leaves of any native tree in North America! In the summer, its large green canopy provides shade. While in the winter, its leathery bean pods act as a decorative element against the sky as they rattle in the wind. Beautiful year-round, this tree is an elegant addition to any landscape.

BALSAM POPLAR QUICK FACTS

KENTUCKY COFFEETREE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 21 m (70 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: 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: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 2.4 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)


Toxicity: Uncooked pods are toxic to humans

Other Names: bam, bamtree, eastern balsam poplar, hackmatack, tacamahac
Other Names: coffeetree


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