Populus nigra ‘Hanging Tree’ Poplar

Black Poplar

Description: A large tree with a broad, dense canopy of green heart shaped leaves with a subtle balsam fragrance. The foliage turns shades of golden yellow in the autumn. The male flowers form as red catkins that hang from the tree in a decorative fashion.

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): 6m x 5m


  • Deciduous
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • M Size: Medium
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Open space planting
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Attractive bark
  • Can be hard pruned
  • Scented foliage
  • Wet tolerant

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