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Populus x canicans - 'Aurora' (Variegated Poplar)

Type Tree, Deciduous
Form Column-Shaped
Size Large Tree (8m or more height)
Colours Variegated green-gold Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Populus x canicans - Cultivation Notes

This distinctive variegated poplar prefers a moist soil in full sun but will tolerate poorer dryer soils. Fast growing and vigorous the weakness of this tree is a propensity to canker so is often best pruned back hard every year and grown for its attractive re-growth.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Populus x canicans:

  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Populus x canicans

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
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