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Hill Poplar vs American Bladdernut

Populus x Hill

Staphylea trifolia

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Hill Poplar
American Bladdernut

Hill Poplar is a hardy, fast-growing tree with a narrow crown. Hill Poplars function well as a privacy screen or windbreak.

This attractive, long-lived shade tree is a great choice for home and commercial consumers alike, as it requires little pruning or maintenance care.

Hill Poplar has largely been replaced by more desirable hybrid poplar varieties that are more resistant to disease.

American Bladdernut is a fast-growing, ornamental shrub native to eastern North America. It can be grown as a large shrub or trained as a small tree. The small, drooping, white flowers are bell-shaped and grow in clusters. They appear in mid to late spring, attracting various pollinators. Well suited as an understory plant as it prefers shady and partial sun location with moist soils.

The blossoms mature into papery seed capsules and have been described as miniature Japanese lanterns. They are commonly used in dried flower arrangements. The seeds found within the pods are edible, and have a taste similar to pistachios. They can be eaten raw, used in baking or made into a sweet cooking oil.

Care should be taken when planting American Bladdernut, as it can spread quickly. It is prone to suckering and will self-seed. Plant the right tree in the right place.

HILL POPLAR QUICK FACTS

AMERICAN BLADDERNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Height: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Flowers: white
Growth rate: very fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium

In row spacing: 2.4 m (8 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)