• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Very narrow tree to 40 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Extremely Hardy
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Very narrow tree to 40 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Design IdeasThis is a superior tree for cold northern regions. It is most attractive in groves, and as components in windrows and shelterbelts. It will stand alone as a columnar tree in the suburban environment. Tall narrow form is ideal for filling gaps between tall buildings. Somewhat adapted for street and boulevard planting. A great foreground tree against dark background of evergreen conifers. Ease of cultivation is suited to naturalistic plantings in prairies or open space habitat.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Genus Populus can be divided into poplars, aspens and cottonwoods which can be found in the Northern Hemisphere. The genus is named for its very ancient name as the "people's tree" because they are so easily propagated. Chief values have been as a forestry source of pulpwood and some furniture wood. In agricultural regions it has long been favored for windbreak and shelterbelt planting due to its tolerance of high density plantings. This species is native to Europe with 'Erecta' considered one of the best columnar forms.