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Descriptive terms for poplar trees are generally based on their rate of growth Such terms often used are fast growing, quick shade, fast growing privacy trees, and easy to grow. As you can see, they are aptly named and will help you in choosing the correct poplar for your specific needs. Poplars are not only extremely fast growing, but they are as close as it comes to a fast growing tree in the tree growing industry! There are multitudes of poplar cultivars to choose from, such as hybrid poplars and cottonwoods. These trees are not only utilized for landscaping, but are also popular for wet land mitigation and wood pulp production.
The most sought after variety in the poplar species is the Tulip Poplar. What a grand tree for both landscaping and shade! It produces tulip-shaped flowers in the spring that create a profusion of color in yards and landscapes. (Tulip Poplar can be labeled as a hard wood.) Cottonwoods and Aspens are poplars that are used in landscape applications as well. A poplar is a moisture lover so it needs ample water in order to grow into a strong, healthy tree. For more information on poplar trees just click on a picture or call 888.864.7663