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Okanese Poplar vs Black Cottonwood

Populus x Okanese

Populus trichocarpa



(new stock expected: fall of 2020)

Okanese Poplar
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Okanese Poplar is an excellent shelterbelt tree. It's one of the hardiest and fastest growing trees you can plant on the prairies. This hybrid poplar is disease resistant, drought and cold tolerant, produces no fuzz, and requires little maintenance. Okanese poplar also makes for a good privacy screen on larger properties.

Named after its white, fluffy seeds with cottony hairs, the Black Cottonwood is the largest of the North American poplars.

The Black Cottonwood's trunk has a straight growth pattern as well as sticky, fragrant buds.

Historically, the waxy resin inside these buds have been used by First Nations people to treat sore throats, coughs and lung infections.

Black Cottonwoods need ample moisture and nutrients to grow successfully and are typically found west of the Rocky Mountains.



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Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Height: 30 m (100 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
Spread: 11 m (35 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Growth rate: very fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)

Other Names: balsam cottonwood, california poplar, western balsam poplar

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