Trees by Genus

Genus 'Populus'

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Populus alba
Populus balsamifera
Populus x canadensis
Populus x canadensis 'Regenerata'
Populus x canadensis 'Robusta'
Populus canescens
Populus deltoides
Populus grandidentata
Populus lasiocarpa
Populus nigra
Populus nigra 'Italica'
Populus nigra var. betulifolia
Populus tremula
Populus tremuloides
Populus trichocarpa

Populus balsamifera (Balsam Poplar)

Populus balsamifera

Also known as: Tacamahac

Native: A large area across the north of North America

Location: Occasionally planted for ornament in European collections and gardens.

Often half the height in Britain.


Leaves are round or slightly heart-shaped at the base, round toothed and pointed, dark green above, paler beneath. Commonly forms many suckers and winter buds are covered by a thick resin which has a balsam smell.


Populus balsamifera

Flowers open in March, male bright red about 7.5cm long, females greenish 10-12.5cm long.


No sample available

Fruit capsules have two valves and form a cluster 20-30cm long.