Cottonwood Poppulierboom (Afr.)
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Poplus is a genus of 25–35 species of deciduous flowering plants, cultivated in gardens for their rapid growth as specimen trees. Fast-growing hybrid poplars are grown on plantations for pulpwood, they are also widely used for the manufacture of paper, more specialised uses include matches and the boxes in which Camembert cheese is sold. Because of its exceptional flexibility, Poplar wood is also widely used in the snowboard industry for the snowboard core.
Generally not harvested
Take hardwood cuttings in winter.
Remove suckers in autumn or late winter.
It will selfseed in moist areas like river banks. Sow seed in sandy soil mix and keep moist.
Some species leaves change to bright yellow in autumn.
Polpulars can spread quickly along riveredges forming a dense forest area.
Chinese poplars often used as windbreaks in between fruit orchard rows.
Native to most of the Northern Hemisphere
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Susceptible to numerous pests, bacterial and fungal diseases. Symptoms can depend on pest or disease, but in most cases, healthy trees can tolerate damage. Tree death is usually a result of suffering several infestations and infections over a short period.