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
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Plant type:Tree
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Very narrow tree to 40 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide.
Special features:Attracts Butterflies
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 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:
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.