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This super vigorous, disease resistant hybrid poplar is one of the fastest growing screening plants around; in good conditions, it can hit 15 metres in 5 years! It is often planted for harvesting as biomass fuel.
You can also buy the hybrid poplar Robusta.
Poplars are classic shelterbelt trees because they grow so fast and tend to produce suckering stems from their roots, especially if they are pruned at all or grazed by animals.
Growing Hybrid Poplar Setts
Any moist soil is fine, including on the coast, but dry, sandy sites are not suitable. Simply push the sett into the earth so that it is half buried, with the coloured end on top.
Your trees will reach about 30 metres tall.
Bonemeal is an organic, slow release fertiliser with some Nitrogen and a good supply of Phosporous & Calcium. Pack sizes 1.25Kg & 5Kg
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi speeds establishment. Available as: