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Balsam Poplar vs Golden Weeping Willow

Populus balsamifera

Salix sepulcralis Chrysocoma

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Balsam Poplar
Golden Weeping 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 Golden Weeping Willow is a cultivar with bright yellow twigs and an attractive weeping shape. It is one of the most popular willows, with high ornamental value.

The Golden Weeping Willow has glossy green foliage during the spring and summer months, then the leaves turn a golden-yellow in the fall. The brown bark is furrowed and the overhanging branches keep their yellow tone, so they also have significant winter interest.

BALSAM POPLAR QUICK FACTS

GOLDEN WEEPING WILLOW QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 12 m (40 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: see description
Catkins: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: golden yellow
Bark: brown and ridged
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: 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