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Northwest Poplar

Populus x jackii 'Northwest'

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Northwest Poplar (Populus x jackii 'Northwest') at Jensen's Nursery & Landscaping

Northwest Poplar

Northwest Poplar

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Northwest Poplar (Populus x jackii 'Northwest') at Jensen's Nursery & Landscaping

Northwest Poplar in fall

Northwest Poplar in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  70 feet

Spread:  50 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Other Names:  Hybrid Poplar

Description:

A massive shade tree that's tolerant of the worst growing conditions; susceptible to disease and wind damage, has an aggressive root system, so don't plant near the house; makes a fine windbreak or quick shade tree

Ornamental Features

Northwest Poplar has green foliage throughout the season. The large heart-shaped leaves turn yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Northwest Poplar is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Invasive
  • Disease

Northwest Poplar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade
  • Windbreaks and Shelterbelts

Planting & Growing

Northwest Poplar will grow to be about 70 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 50 feet. It has a high canopy of foliage that sits well above the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Shade  Windbreak 
Applications
Ornamental Features