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Tristis Poplar vs American Sycamore

Populus x Tristis

Platanus occidentalis

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Tristis Poplar
American Sycamore

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.

American Sycamore is the largest tree native to eastern North America. Generally too large and messy to be a street tree, American Sycamore thrives in large, open spaces, such as an acreage or farm.

The bark is one of the main features that draw people to this tree. The outer bark flakes off in irregular pieces to reveal an attractive white, green, and cream colored inner layer, providing winter interest.

American Sycamore has an extremely fast growth rate, gaining up to 6 ft in one year, and will easily reach its mature height in a short period of time. Be wary of this trees' root system, as it's typically very extensive and needs lots of room to expand.

TRISTIS POPLAR QUICK FACTS

AMERICAN SYCAMORE QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $19.99
Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 23 m (75 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Hybrid: yes
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: high
Suckering: none

In row spacing: 2.4 m (8 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)