Populus x canadensis   Hybrid Black-poplar I

Populus x canadensis

This is a rapidly growing tree with upswept branches and in this variety, only the uppermost bear fruit. It is a hybrid between Populus x jackii (Balm-of-Gilead) and P. nigra (Black Poplar) but is cultivated for parks and gardens so there are many varieties. Populus x jackii is itself a hybrid between P. balsamifera (Eastern Balsam-poplar) and Populus deltoides (Eastern Cottonwood).

It is found commonly throughout England, Wales, Ireland and southern Scotland.

Cheshire hedgerow 19th April 2007

Added on 15th February 2008, updated 20th July 2011, updated 9th Oct 2019

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