Poplar

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Name  Populus
Family  Salicaceae
Type  : Tree

Height  15 to 35 m
Exhibition  : Sunny
Sol  : Ordinary

Foliage  Null and void
Flowering  April-May

Poplar plantation

It is recommended that the plantation in the fall in order to promote recovery.

This tree can be found in garden centres, but you can also prick a branch from the tree of your choice into the ground. Do this planting with your children. They will observe the birth of the first buds the following spring and they will remember it for the rest of their lives.

Poplar size

No size is necessary.

Italian poplars can be topped very severely when their height begins to become an annoyance to oneself and the neighbourhood. Don’t hesitate to cut them down, you won’t be able to see anything the following summer. Your poplar will have a sort of second youth.

About poplar

The Italian poplar climbs very quickly in height unlike the Canadian poplar which, while being able to reach the same height, will grow more laterally.

A perfect curtain tree, poplar is often planted to mark out a territory, a road or a meadow.

It has the advantage of growing quickly and is particularly resistant to disease.

Poplar grows particularly in humid areas.
In particular, it brought prosperity to many landowners who sold it for the manufacture of the first airplanes, among other things.

In mulching the foot of the tree, you’ll keep the summer cool!