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Populus balsamifera L.Balsam Poplar

Zone 2

Description

Growth Rate: Fast

Height: 18 m (60 ft)

Spread: 5 m (17 ft)

Life span: 30-40 years

Why Plant It?

  • Generally not planted on purpose but left as part of natural stands in urban settings (e.g. Muskoseepi Park)
  • Fluffy seeds in spring can be untidy and cause allergic reactions

Likes

  • Full sun
  • Well-drained, moist soil

Dislikes

  • Drought
  • Compacted or saline soil 

Insects

Poplar Borer

Forest Tent Caterpillar

Disease

Bronze Leaf Disease
Hypoxylon Canker
Cytospora Canker

Last updated: 2/19/2013 2:15:39 PM