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

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