Name: Bryan K.
Date: Thursday, June 06, 2002
How do you sex a hybrid poplar tree? I am told that when
selecting poplars that the female species is not desirable.
This should be helpful:
Male flowers: Fuzzy catkins emerge in late winter, and lengthen in early
spring to reveal red/pink pollen sacs. These release pollen into the air,
and the catkin eventually dries up and falls off.
Female flowers: Catkins turn green and capsules form, to later release fluffy, white seeds.
Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.
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