Populus candicans ‘Aurora’ Populus

Populus

Populus x jackii 'Aurea'

Description: Large, broad-headed tree. Pointed, variegated, glossy, heart-shaped leaves with a pleasing balsam-like scent, they emerge mid-green with cream margins and pink and cream speckles. If left unpruned the leaves are significantly less variegated. 

History: Introduced by a nursery in Truro in 1920, originally came from a garden in North Devon.

Populus Growing Tips: Grow in moist but well-drained, humus-rich, fertile soils but avoid planting in vicinity of buildings due to vigorous root system. Annual hard pruning recommended.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 8m x 4m

Attributes

  • Drought tolerant
  • L Size: Large
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Leaf colour: Pink / Green
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Scented foliage
  • Can be hard pruned
  • Wet tolerant

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