Tristis Poplar


Large and fast growing, with a rounded crown; fragrant, balsam scented buds in spring; bright yellow fall color. Good substitute for the native Balsam Poplar. Great for shade. Has dark green foliage throughout the season. The fragrant heart-shaped leaves turn yellow in fall. Great for privacy, shelterbelts, windbreaks and screening. Provides shade. A sterile hybrid that does not produce fluff. Tristis Poplar loses its leaves later in the year than other Poplars, making it a great ornamental feature in fall. Is slower-growing than many newer hybrids, but this means a longer useful lifespan. Tristis grows especially well in the southern prairies due to its resistance to cold dry winds.