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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as Poplar

Poplars, in the willow family,  include the aspens and cottonwoods of North America and are one of the most important trees of the boreal forest, and taiga of Europe and Asia.

Represented in UK by native aspen (P. tremula) and probable native grey poplar (P. canescens).

Exremely useful throughout history. Used in the Middle Ages as shields being as durable as oak but lighter.Used for matches and the boxes for Camembert cheese and for snowboards.Peeled poplar baking moulds can be used in the freezer, oven and microwave

Genus of about 35 species of mainly deciduous trees from woodlands, valley bottoms, riverbanks and swampland throughout northern temperate regions.

  • Deciduous - dioecious, mainly deciduous trees
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - caterpillars, canker, honey fungus, rust, silver leaf.
  • Place of origin - northern temperate regions.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - will not tolerate constant waterlogging.

Buy Varieties of POPULUS


POPULUS alba  >

Commonly known as: Abele, White poplar.
a tall growing tree with white woolly undersides to the leaves
individually £9.50 each, 10+ £9.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

POPULUS candicans 'Aurora'

POPULUS candicans 'Aurora'  >

Commonly known as: Balm of Gilead, Ontario poplar.
Striking young foliage, pink, cream & green
Whip £15.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
H/Std £55.00 each

POPULUS deltoides 'Purple Tower'

POPULUS deltoides 'Purple Tower'  >

Commonly known as: Poplar.
Glossy dark purple leaves and an upright habit
Small £17.50 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.
H/Std £55.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

POPULUS lasiocarpa

POPULUS lasiocarpa  >

Commonly known as: Chinese necklace poplar.
A magnificent tree with huge red veined leaves often a foot long and nearly as wide. Seeds when mature are like cotton
£22.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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