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Balsam Poplar
Populus balsamifera

Height: 18m (60 FT.)

Spread: 12m (40 FT.)

Hardy, fast-growing native tree. Straight trunk, glossy, blue-green foliage and balsam-like fragrance. Smooth, yellow-grey bark becomes grey and grooved with age. Resists Forest Tent Caterpillar. Prefers a moist to wet soil (tolerates periodic flooding).

Height: 18m (60 FT.)

Spread: 12m (40 FT.)

Paskapoo Poplar
Populus balsamifera 'Paskapoo'

Height: 7 - 8m (23 - 26 FT.)

Spread: 7m (23 FT.)

Native, dwarf poplar with lateral branching pattern (resists snow-load damage). New red growth and dark green foliage with strong balsam scent. Insect/disease resistant. Drought tolerant - prefers dry soil once established in a moist, but well-drained soil.

Height: 7 - 8m (23 - 26 FT.)

Spread: 7m (23 FT.)

Plains Cottonwood
Populus deltoides 'Siouxland'

Height: 15 - 21m (50 - 70 FT.)

Spread: 14m (46 FT.)

Large, fast-growing, adaptable, seedless cottonwood. Glossy green, heart-shaped foliage turns yellow in fall. Tolerates both dry conditions and some standing water once established in a moist, but well-drained soil. Best for large open areas away from buildings.

Height: 15 - 21m (50 - 70 FT.)

Spread: 14m (46 FT.)

Plains or Sargenti Poplar
Populus sargentii

Height: 18m (60 FT.)

Spread: 9m (30 FT.)

Large, fast-growing, cottonless, native poplar. Broad, irregular mound of coarse, spreading branches. Rich green oval foliage turns golden-yellow in fall. Smooth gray-brown bark becomes furrowed with age. Tolerates most soil types and conditions.

Height: 18m (60 FT.)

Spread: 9m (30 FT.)

Swedish Columnar Aspen
Populus tremula 'Erecta'

Height: 12m (40 FT.)

Spread: 2m (6 ½ FT.)

A fast-growing, narrow, columnar poplar with orange-yellow fall colour. New bronze growth gradually turns green. Suitable for small landscapes, screens, and vertical accents. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established.

Height: 12m (40 FT.)

Spread: 2m (6 ½ FT.)

Quaking/Trembling Aspen
Populus tremuloides

Height: 7 - 10m (23 - 33 FT.)

Spread: 6m (20 FT.)

Native tree with pyramidal form maturing to rounded shape. Greenish bark accents small foliage that turns deep yellow to orange in fall. Tolerates most soil conditions. Excellent for large landscapes, naturalization and reclamation sites.

Height: 7 - 10m (23 - 33 FT.)

Spread: 6m (20 FT.)

Quaking/Trembling Aspen
Populus tremuloides

Height: 7 - 10m (23 - 33 FT.)

Spread: 6m (20 FT.)

Native tree with pyramidal form maturing to rounded shape. Greenish bark and small leaves turning deep yellow to orange in fall. Tolerates most soil conditions. Excellent for large landscapes, naturalization and reclamation sites. Clump form.

Height: 7 - 10m (23 - 33 FT.)

Spread: 6m (20 FT.)

Dancing Flame® Trembling Aspen
Populus tremuloides 'KMN01'

Height: 6 - 12m (20 - 40 FT.)

Spread: 3 - 5m (10 - 16 FT.)

New bronze to red spring foliage turns green, then burnishes to orange-red in fall. A seedless variety with upward branching habit, whiter bark than other trembling aspens and improved resistance to rust and shoot tip blight. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil.

Height: 6 - 12m (20 - 40 FT.)

Spread: 3 - 5m (10 - 16 FT.)

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Plant names containing PBRAF, PP numbers and the like, may not be asexually propagated. Reproduction of these patented plants in any form, is prohibited. The symbols used to represent plant characteristics are based on our research and experience. Outcome may vary based on climate and conditions.

Full Sun

Full Sun: Varieties that require 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day to thrive and produce blooms to their full potential. The Plants with this icon are often heat-tolerant.

Part Shade

Partial Shade: Varieties that require 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Morning sun is best as these plants often prefer less intense heat.

Full Shade

Full Shade: Varieties that require less than 4 hours of direct sunlight per day. Morning sun is best as these plants are often not heat-tolerant.

CVI

CVI: Certified Virus Indexed Prunus Pyrus and Malus varieties for export to the US.

New

New: All new variety additions to Bron and Sons within the last three years.

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Hummingbirds: Varieties with brightly colours, nectar-rich blooms. Often tubular shaped with a strong, sweet fragrance.

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Butterflies: These varieties often provide nectar on which butterflies feed. They can also be host plants that females lay their eggs on.

Attracts Birds

Attracts Birds: Varieties that provide food, cover and nesting areas for birds. Most commonly plants and trees that produce berries, fruits, seeds and nectar.

Plants for Pollinators

Plants for Pollinators: Varieties that provide nectar and pollen to pollinators. These plants are often brightly coloured and very fragrant. Many of the best plants to attract pollinators are native plants as they produce large amounts of nectar and pollen vs hybrid varieties.

Drought Tolerant

Drought Tolerant Once Established: Plants that have the ability to withstand extended periods without watering once they are established, but may still need to be mildly supplemented during extended dry periods.

Fire Resistant

Fire Resistant: These choices are presented as a basic guideline from credible sources, to increase resilience to wildfires. Fire resistant does not mean fire proof. Plants on this list may burn if they are not selected for site and local conditions as well as being properly maintained.

Cut or Dried Flowers

Cut or Dried Flowers: Plants that have beauty and appeal with a longer stem. Often maintainting a sweet fragrance and an extended vase life.

Deer Tolerant

Deer Tolerant: Varieties with the ability to withstand deer feeding without detrimental outcomes. Also included are varieties that deer prefer to avoid eating. Please note that plants which are resistant to deer browse may become options for food as climate change and loss of habitat can result in resource scarcity.

Rabbit Tolerant

Rabbit Tolerant: Varieties that deter rabbits; often has prickly, spiky or jagged foliage. May also refer to toxic varieties that rabbits will avoid eating. Please note that plants which are resistant to rabbit browse may become options for food as climate change and loss of habitat can result in resource scarcity.