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Hybrid Poplar

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One of the fastest growing shade trees you can find. Shoots up to 8-10 feet a year, and gives you great shade from the summer sun- which can cut down your AC bills!

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Hybrid Poplar

Classic Shade Tree Grows up to 8 feet per year

Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

5-6 ft.
Oversized Fee: $7.00 each
Ships:
Jan 15th, 2015
List: $89.95
Sale: $44.98
6 at $42.73 each
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Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

3-4 ft.
Ships:
Jan 15th, 2015
List: $49.95
Sale: $24.98
6 at $23.73 each
Qty:  
Hybrid Poplar
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Poplar Trees Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
$19.95
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Planting Mix for Poplar Trees
Hybrid Poplar Planting Mix

Helps your Hybrid Poplar get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
$13.95
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant
$29.95
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Hybrid Poplar
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.


DIEHARD Transplant
$8.95
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One of the fastest growing and most attractive shade trees you can find.

New home builders love to use our Poplars as front yard shade trees. They quickly become established and can add thousands to a homes value. Hybrid Poplars have a pleasing oval shape that complements any property.

You can plant these Poplars wherever you need fast shade or privacy. They’ve been known to grow up to 8 ft. in a single year. At 40-50 feet, you can strategically plant them to block the direct sunlight... dramatically lowering your air conditioning costs. In the winter, they drop their dense green foliage, letting through sunlight when it’s needed most.

• Extremely easy to grow
• Tolerates poor soils including acidic, alkaline, or wet soils 
• Thrives in virtually any growing condition

Beware – not all Hybrid Poplars are the same. Ours are bred for landscape purposes, not timber. So you get a better formed, long-lived tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 3-8

Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
Mature Width: 30 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Populus
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 3-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 3-8
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It's Easy to Plant your Hybrid Poplar

Specific Directions for Hybrid Poplar

Place your Hybrid Poplar Tree in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Your Hybrid Poplar Tree will prefer to have at least six hours of sunlight a day. For a hedge or privacy screen plant your Hybrid Poplars about five feet apart and their foliage will quickly fill in.

Your Hybrid Poplar will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay. Although a pH balance over 8.0 can be harmful to your Hybrid Poplar Tree. Test your soil with a pH meter to find its pH balance. Keep your soil moist and not over saturated. Make sure that your soil is well draining. Usually Hybrid Poplar Trees don't require any fertilizer and grow fine on their own.

Hybrid Poplar Trees can handle wet conditions, but don't want to sit in standing water. Short term flooding is fine, as long as the water keeps moving. Try to mimic your natural environment for your tree, and only give it extra water during times of drought.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Hybrid Poplar.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Hybrid Poplar gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Hybrid Poplar again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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what is the danger of the tree blowing down on houses if large roots are growing several inches above ground?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
Spacing between three poplar trees ?
A shopper on May 30, 2014
Best Answer: this is an extremely fast growing tree, I would allow at least 10 foot spacing.
Reply · Report · DJ H on Jun 1, 2014
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We lost a Plum tree to the remnants of a hurricane in 1998 and replanted another 5' Plum tree in the same spot. This past week, that tree came down with straight-line, 50 miles per hour wind gusts during a t-storm. We are seeking another tree for the exact same spot. Does this tree have a strong root system that would allow it to survive routine storms? Losing these trees is like losing a member of the family. They were both about 25 feet tall at their demise.
GTrain3 on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: The hybrid poplar is a soft wood and gives a lot to the wind. Where I live we have wind gusts up to about 20 mph and I can already see damage to the trunk. Even though I have it secured, it still flexes at the base. My tree is going on 2 yrs old and is about 7.5 ft tall. If u live in an area with high a winds I recommend a more hard wood tree. It takes longer to grow but will probably last a lot longer
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Are these potted with a root ball or are they they bare root?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2014
Best Answer: It depends on the time of the year. If the tree is dormant in the winter months it is healthier for it to be sent bare root. If the tree has broken winter dormancy it is shipped in a pot or with its root ball wrapped.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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can I plant them in the summer ?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, but water every other day and maybe shade from noonday sun til roots are established.
Reply · Report · DR JOANNE L H on Jul 2, 2014
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I have 3 of them they are 5 years old and 40 ft tall but they look like they are dieing no leafs on them this year why is that?
floyd B on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: It was a really rough winter. They might be behind schedule and still in a state of dormancy. If you take a coin or fingernail and gently scratch some of the surface are of the bark what color is underneath?
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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when will you have more hybrid poplars for sale?
Sharon on Sep 20, 2014
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Is the root invasive?
A shopper on May 30, 2014
Best Answer: I was certain i read that this tree grows strong roots but is not invasive. Mine is 4 years old and is huge, i have not had any problems with roots being invasive or at the surface. I have found this tree does best watered with some sun around, to prevent mold. It grows like crazy the hotter out it is. It is my favorite tree in the yard. Not messy at all. If you are looking for a pretty tree with a nice shape that provides shade fast this is it.
Reply · Report · Erin J on May 30, 2014
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What time of year is best for planting a Hybrid Poplar in zone 7 ?
A shopper on Jul 2, 2014
Best Answer: Spring and/or fall are optimal, but any time from sp. to f. will do if you are religious about keeping them hydrated (and maybe shaded from the most severe of the sun) for 3-4 mos. as the roots work their way out of the root ball and into the new soil-in-situ. Having the drip watering donut they sell can help, or a soaker hose.
Reply · Report · DR JOANNE L H on Jul 2, 2014
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What type or kind of fertilizer do I use ? /
warren j on Jun 28, 2014
Best Answer: Only organic, no synthetic until fully established - say 4 months, to avoid burning roots.
Reply · Report · DR JOANNE L H on Jul 2, 2014
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is this tree always green?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, for the most part. For a very short time in the spring, when the leaves are small, they have a little pinkish green coloring. If the tree is experiencing a drought condition, some leaves turn yellow. Other than that, it has medium to deeper green leaves. I should add that I feed mine a 10-10-10 fertilizer twice a year.
Reply · Report · MARYELLEN D on Aug 29, 2014
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Do they like heat of over 100 degrees?
A shopper on Jul 14, 2014
Best Answer: they are tolerant of heat over 100 degrees but favor alot of water. Try not to let the tree dry out in sandy soils or dry conditions, water every few days if possible for young trees that are establishing. but they tolerate very warm temps of 100 degrees or more with water. Drought conditions could cause you to loose the tree.
Reply · Report · Terrence G on Jul 18, 2014
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Is it drought resistant?
Beachrat on Jul 25, 2014
Best Answer: We live in an area of desert conditions. This tree certainly appears to be drought resistant. Since our tree is still small (about 8 feet tall) I water it every 3 days just to be sure it stays well. A slow drip of water for about 1/2 hour. We also have a bit of wind at intervals so the tree is also still staked. Hope I've helped you.
Susanne
Reply · Report · Susanne D on Jul 26, 2014
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can I still plant this tree in August in NC?
A shopper on Aug 27, 2014
Best Answer: yes l did
Reply · Report · Jeffery K on Aug 28, 2014
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when is the best time to plant this hybrid poplar tree and how big of a whole does it need to be??
chica on Jul 2, 2014
Best Answer: Well this does depend on ( 70º - 90º on what climate and zone ) your'e planting this beautiful fast growing " hybrid poplar ". Northern California (all most in Oregon ) on the coast i plant my trees between Jan. 1 and Feb.17th.( my B/D ).
I bought the 5'-6' size.
The hole i dug was 15" wide and 12" deep.
I do cut 1/3 of the root off.
Thanks for my in put. Michael. Arcata,Ca.
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How far away should this tree be planted from a fence?
Brooke P on Oct 22, 2014
Best Answer: To be clear you are going to receive a 4ft stick with 10 leaves on delivery. Ive planted 5ft from fence as I want the neighbor barrier...keeping in mind branches can be trimmed.Planted for a year and is now about a 7ft stick with 15 leaves. You will have to imagine the tree that will be just be. For us...5ft off fence line is plenty,
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How do they recover after storm damage?
eric p on Jul 30, 2014
Best Answer: These trees should recover fine after storms. If breaks are unclean the prune the tree back past the breaks and make your cuts at 45 degree angles facing upwards to promote new growth.
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What is the lifespan of the hybrid poplar?
Kemo S on Jul 16, 2014
Best Answer: Only know what I have read. 30 -50 years. I do have a friend that planted their's 31 years ago and it is still going strong. Planted mine in spring 2013. The trunk has doubled in diameter since mid April and it is now above the peak of my shed (13 foot)
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Hi, my hybrid is in its 2nd year, it was doing great, but now its leaves are turning yellow and falling off. What can I do? I know it is a good tree because we got it from you.
rickie w on Jul 12, 2014
Best Answer: If the leaves are curling upwards and crisping this is a sign of over watering. If the leaves look droopy and heavy then this is a sign of under watering. Please adjust the amount of water that you're giving to your tree accordingly.
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Will it stand minus 10-20 degrees?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2014
Best Answer: Our trees are planted in southwest Nebraska where it can easily get to minus 10-20 degrees and we have had no problem with them withstanding the past 2 winters since we purchased the trees.

Brad Foote
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when to fertilize ?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: I'm sorry but the trees came in very skimpy and did not last at all and I am a fellow garderner.. Bought trees trees at Lowes that have taken off better than these .. Sorry to say, it was a Charlie Brown Christmas tree :( was not happy with the tree from this site
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how long is the warranty on your trees?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2014
Best Answer: We have an optional one year warranty.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/Guarantee.htm
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when to plant this tree in zone 3 & 4?
Tejas on Aug 16, 2014
Best Answer: The best time to plant the Hybrid Poplar is in the Early Spring or early Fall however if your temperatures aren't scorching hot in the 90's or above it's fine to go ahead and plant now.
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Can I have trees shipped to Hawaii?
A shopper on Jun 26, 2014
Best Answer: We apologize, but we do not ship to Hawaii.
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I planted my Hybrid Poplars this spring and they are growing great(already 6 ft of growth in last 5 months), but I wondered what fertilizer I can use to keep them growing fast through the winter? I am located in West Michigan.
Rich K on Sep 17, 2014
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When should I plant this tree?
Raelynn A on Sep 7, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ 28% of order total

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.