Poplar trees are introduced trees and because they grow tall and dense they are often used as windbreaks around farms and as decorative trees in parks and gardens. They are regarded as a weed where they seed and grow uncontrolled.
Poplar trees were introduced to New Zealand and are used as winbreaks in many areas, particularly the Canterbury Plains. Because they seed and germinate well in New Zealand conditions and they grow rapidly they can become a pest when they grow in the 'wrong' place.
Did you know
Poplars are members of the Populus genus which is a member of the willow family. The Queensland poplar is also a weed on occasions but is not closely related to the silver poplar.
Latin names: Silver poplar - Populus alba, Queensland poplar - Homalanthus populifolius
What are Adjuvants and Should You Use Them?
Adjuvants are substances that can be added to sprays to improve the spray’s performance. Those in agriculture, horticulture, nurseries and other commercial operators will be familiar with some adjuvants but should home gardeners also use such products?
How to Use Weed Weapon Preventer to Stop Weeds Emerging
How to use Weed Weapon Preventer to keep weeds away for months amongst shrubs and trees and in pots.
Deals with Poplar
View all products