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Hybrid Poplar (Shade Form)

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  • 2 or more: $9.99 each
Item #0636. Ships 3 - 4' tall with a 3/8" trunk, bare-root.


The fast-track to shade. Tall, oblong-shaped trees sport large, shiny, dark-green leaves that turn golden-yellow in fall. No annoying “cotton” like other poplars. Grows 5-8 feet per year. Works as a natural windbreak or privacy screen. Do not plant near structures, pipes, and drains. Cold hardy.


Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 60' tall x 30 - 35' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 30 - 35' apart to ensure room for growth.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow shade trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
had this before and lightning hit 2 of them are good if you plant closer together
J D on May 20, 2016
About the only reliable grower around here, high plains desert climate.
Nick P on Mar 23, 2016
had this before and lightning hit 2 of them are good if you plant closer together
J D on May 20, 2016
Privacy Screen
Keith H on May 16, 2016
About the only reliable grower around here, high plains desert climate.
Nick P on Mar 23, 2016
Privacy Screen
Keith H on May 16, 2016
How will it grow on sandy Cape Cod?
Charles B on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I live in CO soil is hard clay and its growing very fast. Also it's in direct sun light and we haven't been getting much water and still seems to do very well.
Is this a "messy tree"? Is it a "hard or soft wood" tree? Hybrid poplar shade trees?
Charles on Mar 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Charles,
I wouldn't call it messy. It does drop its leaves in winter. I planted on a small slope with decomposed granite soil, basically, and yet it is doing well. It needs good watering until the roots get to the water table. Pretty Fall color. I live at 5300 feet on a mountain in Southern California, temperatures can drop to 20's, but it comes back every Spring. Tolerates our sometimes hot dry summers. Doesn't create a lot of shade yet. i think in a better soil and closer to the water table it would grow faster and create more shade. I have no insight into whether it's a hard or softwood.
how far apart for privacy hedge.
( hybred poplar ) ?
Greg H on May 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These can be grown closer together, around 6-10 feet apart, for a wind break.

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good tree
I have had problems with getting these trees going at an early age, but once they are established tney grow fast and are beautiful. I must admit a lot of my problems have been with deer, late frosts, and Japanese beetles. The best of these ( I have 12 planted along my driveway) are 20 feet tall after 8 years. I recommend an organic fertilizer like A35 from Nitron Industries to get these going.
May 5, 2016
1 year ago
Fantastic trees
We have had great results with these trees. I love them. They make excellent shade trees within 3 years.
May 10, 2016
1 year ago
Hybrids in Montana
I purchased 5 Hybrid Poplars last spring. After a bad bad winter 3 are still doing very well.
May 11, 2016
1 year ago
Fast growing
Extremely fast growing. After planting, this tree will be 20 feet tall in a few short years.
Provides shade for my yard but I shouldn't have planted it so close to the fence. The roots can damage the fence.
May 8, 2016
over 2 years ago
Better then previous versions of this tree
Fast grower. You can speed it up my better ground prep .
May 8, 2016
over 2 years ago
Good Tree but Deer Like Them
The trees came quickly and in excellent condition. Very happy with the purchase overall, but the deer did chew one of the trees right down to the twig. The other one seems to be doing okay so far.
May 22, 2016
1 year ago
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