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Tristis Poplar vs Black Cottonwood

Populus x Tristis

Populus trichocarpa

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Tristis Poplar
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Tristis Poplar is a large deciduous tree. It is cold hardy, disease resistant, and relatively drought tolerant. Tristis Poplar loses its leaves later in the year than other Poplars, making it a great ornamental tree in fall.

It's known for its strongly scented balsamic buds and yellow foliage in autumn. Because of its size, Tristis Poplar is most suitable for large properties and will help prevent wind erosion.

Tristis Poplar is slower-growing than many newer hybrids, for a longer useful lifespan. Tristis grows especially well in the southern prairies due to its resistance to cold dry winds.

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.

TRISTIS POPLAR QUICK FACTS

BLACK COTTONWOOD QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 5a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 30 m (100 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 11 m (35 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 2.4 m (8 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