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Balsam Poplar vs Red Sunset Maple

Populus balsamifera

Acer rubrum Sunset

Balsam Poplar
Red Sunset Maple

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.

Red Sunset Maple is named for its stunning orange and red leaves in the fall. It is a fast growing cultivar of the Red Maple that is native to Eastern North America. The winter stems and spring flowers are also tinged with red color, making this tree attractive year round.

The Red Sunset Maple is salt sensitive and prefers moist soil with slightly acidic conditions.

BALSAM POPLAR QUICK FACTS

RED SUNSET MAPLE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 11 m (35 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: see description
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: golden yellow
Fall colour: red/orange
Flowers: small red clusters
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none

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