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.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Additional Features
    Place of origin
    Northern temperate regions.
Populus - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of POPULUS



Abele, White poplar

a tall growing tree with white woolly undersides to the leaves

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individually £11.00 each , 10+ £10.00 each 
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POPULUS candicans 'Aurora'

POPULUS candicans 'Aurora'

Balm of Gilead, Ontario poplar

striking young foliage, pink, cream & green

£17.50 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£80.00 each 
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POPULUS purdomii

POPULUS purdomii


attractive reddish young growth and massive erect catkins in spring. A feature plant in the Savill Gardens

£25.00 each 

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Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
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Afterplant - Grow Your Own
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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
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