Populus deltoides x Populus nigra
- Very fast-growing, up to 5' to 8' per year
- Cottonless hybrid with silvery-green leaves
- Attractive broad shade-tree
- Grows 40' to 50' high with 30' spread
- Zones 3 to 9
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
Zones 3 - 9
The Hybrid Poplar can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Hybrid Poplar falls into the following type(s): Shade Trees
40' - 50' High
The Hybrid Poplar grows to be 40' - 50' feet in height.
The Hybrid Poplar has a spread of about 30' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. [More about this.]
This poplar does well in full sun.
The Hybrid Poplar grows in acidic, alkaline, wet soils.
This poplar has 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)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
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.