Balsam Poplar - Populus balsamifera | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: Balsam Poplar

Scientific name: Populus balsamifera

Example mature size: 25 m tall, 20 m wide; 82.5 ft tall, 66 ft wide

Sunlight: Full-sun

Water: Average

Soil: Clay, Sand, Loam

Blooms: Green in April

Ontario plant status: Native Tree - Deciduous, Common

Natural habitats: Open-upland

Wildlife benefits: Bees/wasps 🐝

Points of interest: - Because this tree is fast-growing, it is often used as a windbreak in fence rows, but can spread aggressively - Some species of bees harvest the tree's resin to use as a disinfectant in their hives - Shade intolerant