With these characteristics: None
Poplar, Carolina and Other Hybrids
Populus x canadensis and others
Salicaceae - Willow
See also Eastern Cottonwood description and illustrations.
Leaves: Usually broad; base wedge-shaped to rounded; lacking gland at base; deciduous.
Twigs/buds: Twigs hairless and angular. Buds angled away from twig.
Flowers/fruit: Similar to P. nigra and P. deltoides.
Bark: Similar to P. nigra and P. deltoides.
Wood: Little information available.
General: Carolina poplar is a group of hybrids of Populus deltoides and P. nigra, and one particular hybrid seems to have been planted quite a bit in Utah in the past. Many other poplar hybrids also can be found in Utah. Most are noted for their fast growth, pest problems, and short lives. Shade intolerant.
Landscape Use: Carolina poplar has a narrower canopy than many cottonwoods, but similar problems including weak wood, disease and insect problems, and growth that is too fast. With all hybrid poplars make sure that you select a seedless and canker-resistant clone and that you have plenty of room. Zones 3- 9.
Comments & Limitations: Weak wood and/or branch structure. Prefers abundant water. Rarely should be planted, though limited use in specific situations may be justified.
- Salicaceae - Willow
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