A picture of a Balsam Poplar

Balsam Poplar

Populus balsamifera

Also known as

Bamtree, Hackmatack, Tacamahac Poplar, Tacamahaca, Balm Of Gilead, Black Poplar, Cottonwood, Poplar

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30m

Max

8.5m

20m

Min

6m

Flowering

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Populus balsamifera L. - balsam poplar
A photo of Balsam Poplar

Balsam Poplar Overview

A fast-growing, upright oval, deciduous tree from North America. Bears glossy white-green leaves. Flowers are yellow-green catkins.

Common problems with Balsam Poplar

How to propagate Balsam Poplar

Cuttings

You can propagate from cuttings in the winter.

Other uses of Balsam Poplar

Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies