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Populus candicans 'Aurora'

Poplar

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

General attributes

Text Pink Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Large tree size after 10 years Large tree size after 10 years
Fast growth rate Fast growth rate
Variegated foliage Variegated foliage
Scented foliage Scented foliage
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Hard prune Hard prune