Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Populus x canadensis.
A fast-growing and wind resistant tree, it can be used in a shelterbelt planting. In more exposed sites there is some wind-pruning. The tree is late coming into leaf and so often escapes the spring storms. Wood - soft, rather woolly in texture, without smell or taste, of low flammability, not durable, very resistant to abrasion.Wood - soft, moderately strong, easily worked, rather woolly in texture, without smell or taste, of low flammability, not durable, very resistant to abrasion. Used in making the staves of barrels and woodenware, it turns well. It makes an excellent fuel.
Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 20 - 40cm long, November/December in a sheltered outdoor bed or direct into their permanent positions. Very easy.Suckers in early spring.
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This hybrid species contains a number of named forms, several of which have been selected for their ornamental value. Many of them are fast growing trees that are used in forestry and for shelterbelts. 'Serotina' and 'Robusta', in particular, are often used in shelter belt plantings. 'Serotina' is a male that responds well to pollarding but is slower in growth than some other cultivars. 'Robusta' is a male and is frequently grown in forestry, as a screen and in shelterbelts. The var. 'Regenerata' is tolerant of urban pollution. Poplars have very extensive and aggressive root systems that can invade and damage drainage systems. Especially when grown on clay soils, they should not be planted within 12 metres of buildings since the root system can damage the building's foundations by drying out the soil. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus.
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