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Griffin Poplar 

 The Griffin poplar (above) exhibits several negative characteristics 
that make it a lesser planted variety than many other
hybrid poplars, such as poor branch attachment, short life
span, and susceptibility to windfall

Populus x hybrid

Zone 2


Growth Rate: Very fast

Height: 15 m (50 ft)

Spread: 4 m (13 ft)

Life span: 30-40 years

Why Plant It?

  • Specifically bred to be extremely fast growing, although short-lived, landscape trees
  • A selection of crosses are available that give varying mature sizes and shapes
  • Popular varieties include 'Brooks', 'Assiniboine', and 'Byland Green'


  • Full sun
  • Well-drained, moist soil


  • Drought
  • Compacted or saline soil


Poplar Borer

Forest Tent Caterpillar


Bronze Leaf Disease
Hypoxylon Canker
Cytospora Canker

Last updated: 2/5/2013 12:43:27 PM