This is the fastest growing, quality shade tree in America! When you need shade in a hurry, we suggest the fast-growing Hybrid Poplar. As shown in the picture -- it has a handsome shape and will actually shade a ranch-type home in just 3-5 years! We haven't found any tree that grows like it. It has a spread of 30-35′ and in just a few years, at maturity, it reaches 50-60′. Easy to grow! It normally lives 30-50 years. It is wind, disease, and insect-resistant. And it can take the cold as far north as Canada. This is not the short-lived Lombardy Poplar. This poplar is often used to reforest after forest fires and to reclaim land after strip mining. But, the best use is to provide beauty and quick, cool shade for new homes. Plant for screening! The screen variety makes an ideal privacy hedge. It has a width of about 9′ and grows to a dense screen, as shown above, usually in 3 years. Plant for quick windbreaks on farms and for living snow fences. Salt tolerant. Zones 3-9.
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