Hybrid Poplar: Tristis
Most resistant against the cold, bushy against the ground, no seeds nor fuzz, leaf shape is similar to common lilac leaves, Tristis Poplar emits a mild pleasant fragrance especially in the spring; very fast growing; rectangular full body
-Picture : 6 years old trees
-Prairie Sky is a hybrid poplar developed by Agriculture Canada.
Full bushy look from bottom to top compared to Okanese, Assiniboia and Walker.
Male clone so has no seeds and therefor no fluff.
Very fast growing equal to that of Okanese and Walker varieties.
Can produce branches near the ground...pruning branches off the bottom meter of trunk is optional. Stooling branches may return from base of trunk after pruning.
At maturity tree can reach 60 feet in height and 20 feet in width".
-If growth in the nursery is any indication, Tristis was the fastest grower in 2018 and its root development was faster than any other of our poplar varieties i.e.: it made a cohesive solid container root plug in eight weeks!" The Tristis has very similar characteristics to the Okanese except: Tristis is more cold resistant. It has a similar mild pleasant fragrance as the Okanese. Tristis is fuller against the ground and slightly fuller up the tree than the Okanese. Neither are bulky poplars."