Balsam Poplar

Populus balsamifera

Plant Type- Deciduous Tree

Flower Color- None

Foliage Color- Green in the summer and yellow in the fall.

Growth Habit- Oval, Upright

Growth Rate- Fast

Zone- 2-7

Height- 75′-90′ feet tall

Spread- 40′-50′ feet wide

Light- Full sun

Details- This tree grows best in sandy or loam soils that are slightly acidic. The red buds of this tree are fragrant and put off a unique smell.

Pruning- Any pruning should be done when the tree is dormant.

Other poplar tree options.

  • Highland Poplar
  • Jeronimus Sargent Poplar
  • Lanceleaf Poplar
  • Narrowleaf Poplar
  • Robusta Poplar
    Siouxland Poplar
  • Theves Poplar