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Populus deltoides Matchwood poplar
N. America; 10m
Planting position: Full sun.Cool, moist, areas.Non-humidity regions.Adequate space for the invasive roots.
Requires regular and thorough watering during dry spells.Well-draining soil.Apply complete fertiliser in spring.Watch out for rust fungus.
Propagate from hardwood cuttings in winter.
When mature this poplar is dome-shaped. The leaves appear after winter catkins. These leaves are golden in autumn, oval and up to 16cm long.
Populus nigra ‘italica’ (Italian poplar, 10m) is a rather stately tree used effectively for a windbreak, with glossy green foliage.