Poplar - Northwest
Big wide spreading tree that thrives in many different climate and soil conditions. Fast grower. Grows to 60 feet..
Northwest Poplar
Northwest Poplar
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Botanical (latin) name: Populus x jackii 'Northwest'
Zone 2a
Height 65ft (20m) Spread 40ft (12m)
Summer leaf color - green Fall leaf colour - yellow
Fruit - none all male clones Bark - Grey rough
Blossums - none Fragrance - None
Habit - Upright rounded Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils
Why would you want this tree? Excellent shelterbelt or driveway tunnel tree

Anybody who visits one of Edmonton's municiple parks will be able to see mature varieties of this tree. Although not as fast growing in height as the assiniboine poplar, it is a very wide growing tree with lots of horizontal limbs for climbing or building tree forts. One of the best poplars for shelterbelts, it less susceptible to periods of drought than the assiniboine. The Northwest Poplar has large dark green leaves that turn a bright golden color in the fall. The trees are all male, so there is never any poplar fluff.

The Northwest Poplar grows too big to be suitable in most urban or suburban yards. If planted too close to the house, the roots will invade the water and sewer lines and destroy the septic field. The shallow root system will even lift up concrete walkways and driveways. The northwest poplar should always be planted at least one tree length (60 feet) away from the house.

Planting this tree on either side of a acreage or farm driveway will create a spetacular tunnel in no time flat

Price last updated on Jan 09, 2014 Listing of Deciduous

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