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The Hybrid Poplar can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Hybrid Poplar falls into the following type(s): Shade Tree
The Hybrid Poplar grows to be 40' to 50' feet in height.
The Hybrid Poplar has a spread of about 30' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Fast growth rate.
The Hybrid Poplar does well in Full exposure(s).
The Hybrid Poplar grows in Acidic, Alkaline, Wet soils.
The Hybrid Poplar has a(n) Oval shape.
Hybrid Poplars are the thoroughbreds of the tree world. Their claim to fame is speed. Growth of 5 to 8 feet per year is not uncommon, which makes this tree a good choice for quick shade on a vacant lot or for suburban firewood groves.
Hybrid Poplar bark, twigs, and leaves eaten by rodents, rabbits, deer, beaver, and porcupines. It provides forage for browsing wildlife such as whitetail and mule deer up through the sapling stage. It also provides important nesting and roosting habitat for various species of birds.
There are many crosses that go by the name Hybrid Poplar, but this one between Eastern Cottonwood from the United States and Black Poplar from Europe and North Africa has been a favorite for a very long time. Botanists and Hobbyists in colonial times are said to have exchanged the parent trees across the ocean, with both natural and artificial hybrids soon resulting. The oldest account of the tree was given by a scientist in 1785.
Wet soil preferred.
The leaves are triangular, 3-6 inches long and 4-5 inches wide, with "teeth" all around the margin. Often silver-green in color, but this is quite variable. Stalks are frequently reddish.
You can expect this very fast-growing tree to grow between five and eight feet annually, becoming a large shade tree with a broad, open crown, silvery green leaves, and smooth bark. Unlike other Poplars, this is a cottonless hybrid. This particular Poplar can be harvested for firewood in five to seven years, making it an excellent choice for harvesting and replanting as a sustainable source of firewood. Or, plant them for fast-growing shade while your other slower-growing trees begin to mature. This tree can grow to 40'-50', with a spread of nearly 30'. (Zones 3-9)
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural Root and Containerized Trees
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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