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Black Walnut vs Prairie Sky Poplar

Juglans nigra

Populus x canadensis Prairie Sky

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Black Walnut
Prairie Sky Poplar

The Black Walnut is a slow growing, large, straight-stemmed tree with an open crown. It produces dense, very hard, edible nuts.

Black Walnut has a deeply-furrowed, black bark. Its leaves are about 1 foot long, composed of 15 - 23 slightly stalked leaflets on a moderately stout stock which provide good dappled shade.

Despite being highly valued for its edible nuts and its shade tree aesthetics, it is rare to see this tree on the prairies.

Note: Black Walnut's roots produce a substance named juglone that is toxic to some other plants. Consider this when choosing where you plant a black walnut, as you will not be able to grow tomato, potato, cabbage, eggplant, blueberry, azalea, rhododendron, lilac, red pine and apple in the surrounding area.

Note: plant this tree once. It will not respond well to transplanting.

Note: Although self-pollinating, planting two trees significantly improves nut production.

Prairie Sky Poplar is a fast-growing columnar hybrid poplar developed at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada's Morden Research Station. It is adaptable to many soil conditions and seems to do best in the southern-most parts of the prairies.

Good as a shade or shelterbelt tree, it is often used in buffer zones as a visual screen or hedge. Ideal for lining properties, roads, etc.

BLACK WALNUT QUICK FACTS

PRAIRIE SKY POPLAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 14 m (45 ft)
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: american walnut


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Ships to USA: yes
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