Frank P Matthews
Poplar Tree. Most varieties of poplar are large, fast-growing trees that will grow anywhere except on shallow chalk. They make fine specimens and are useful for creating shelter belts in exposed areas. Can be hard pruned if necessary. Some varieties are more compact and better suited to the average garden.
Populus tremula, the famous Aspen Tree, is known for its beautiful, shimmering leaves that rustle in the breeze.
Populus nigra, the Black Poplar, is a large majestic tree that can grow to hundreds of years’ of age and looks fantastic in parkland.
Variegated leaves, creamy white tinged pink on young growths. Prune hard. Height after 10 years over 6m.
Upright, with eye catching dark red/purple leaves. The leaves are supported on dark red stems speckled in beige.
A male clone from the Welsh Marches grown from a ‘champion’ tree. Height after 10 years over 6m.
Tall, vigorous, fastigiate form with mid-green foliage turning orange, yellow and red in autumn. Male catkins in spring.