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Hybrid Poplar Trees 

Two year old poplar trees.

Hybrid poplars are  deciduous hardwood trees created by hybridizing or crossing various poplar species.  Poplars and their hybrids can grow in a wide variety of climates and soil conditions.  Many poplar hybrids, however, have been selected for specific climates and even specific uses.   There are four primary species of native poplars that are used to create fast growing hybrids.  Those include Populus deltoids (Eastern Cottonwood), Populus nigra (European Black Poplar), Populus trichocarpa (Western Black Cottonwood) and Populus maximowiczii (Asian Poplar).  Broadacres Nursery grows many of the most widely used  poplar hybrids.  Hybrid Poplar trees are harvested in January when the trees are dormant.   They are processed into nine-inch, unrooted cuttings and packaged into bags of fifty and boxes of five hundred.  Boxed cuttings are maintained in cold storage until shipped or planted.  We also do specialty orders of hybrid poplar such as six and eight foot whips for wildlife plantings and stream bank restoration. 

Hybrid poplars can grow under a wide variety of  conditions.  These fast growing trees have been adapted to a number of uses including, stream bank restoration, filtering agricultural runoff, cleaning contaminated soil and groundwater, cleaning municipal wastewater and providing an alternative source of wood fiber for the wood products industry.   Homeowners are using hybrid poplars for windbreaks, privacy screens, and firewood.  In 1996, we built our office building entirely from poplar sourced materials to demonstrate the many uses of this tree and itís ability fulfill societies need for sustainably produced wood fiber.  Please look at demonstration center for more about the office.

Hybrid poplars are usually ordered in the fall for spring delivery. Poplars are sold FOB from Broadacres Nursery. A 50% deposit is required on all orders. The table below shows a listing of the hybrid poplar varieties we currently have in stock.  Call early to insure availability.  We can ship poplar cuttings and whips to most locations within the United States.  International orders will have to meet the import and certification requirement of your country.  Poplars are unavailable from June to January.

Broadacres Nursery Available Poplar Varieties*

Poplar Variety

Source

Pedigree

Sex

OP 367

Europe

P. deltoides x nigra

Male

Eridano

Europe

P. deltoides x maximowiczii

Male

NM6

Europe

P. nigra x maximowiczii

Female

15-29

Univ. of Washington

P. trichocarpa x deltoides

Female

52-225

Univ. of Washington

P. trichocarpa x deltoides

Female

184-411

Univ. of Washington

P. trichocarpa x deltoides

Male

24-305

Univ. of Washington

P. trichocarpa x deltoides

Male

311-93

Univ. of Washington

P. trichocarpa x nigra

Male

DN 17

Europe

P. deltoides x nigra

Male

DN 182

Europe

P. deltoides x nigra

Male

*Quantities of some poplar varieties may be limited.  Call  to insure order. (503)981-6509 or email  broadacr@oregonsbest.com

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