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Populus balsamifera

Also called Cottonwood


Populus balsamifera - Balsam Poplar

More About Populus balsamifera

  • Narrow, pyramidal crown with ascending branches
  • Buds are sticky, resinous, and strongly aromatic
  • Leaves are ovate, dark green on top, silver underneath
  • Fall foliage is a bright yellow
  • Hanging, long, pale yellow-green catkins appear mid-spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Zone:

2

Height:

25-30 m

Spread:

14-16 m
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Balsam Poplar Growing and Maintenance Tips

A good, native selection for naturalizing or for park areas.


Populus balsamifera Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Upright
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green
Yellow

Landscape uses

Specimen
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Populus balsamifera

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Populus tremuloides

Trembling Aspen

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Populus grandidentata

Big-toothed Aspen