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Cultural Details for Populus simonii 'Fastigiata'

Common Name:
Pyramidal Simon Poplar, Chinese Cottonwood

Growth Rate:
Moderate to fast growth rate

Average Mature Height:
40-60'

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Inconsipcuous, yellow, dioecious flowers in early spring, pollinated by wind

Fruit Details:
Small brown capsules in summer

Fall Color:
Bronze/gold

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
The leaves, like many poplars, are susceptible to leaf spot and abscise prematurely. Also susceptible to anthracnose, canker, crown rot, mistletoe, sooty mold aphids, beetle borers, caterpillars, scales.

Native Habitat:
Species native to Northern China. Introduced 1862. Zone 2 to 5.

Other Features:
This cultivar has steeply ascending branches resulting in a rather columnar tree in youth, becoming fatter with age

Culture and Care:
Full sun, average water needs (water regularly but do not overwater)

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
8551, 8552, 8553, 8554, 8555, 8556, 8557, 8558, 8559

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu