Balsam Poplar

SOLD OUT Balsam Poplar


Availability is based on anticipated survival and growth, actual availability may change due to variations in stock development during the growing season.

Please check back regularly for product additions.


We warranty our seedlings, trees and shrubs to be true to name and to be healthy at the time of pickup or shipping. Concerns must be expressed at the time of receipt. Our total liability is limited to the purchase price of the seedlings only.

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Age plug
Size 30cm

Balsam Poplar

Populus balsamifera

25 metres (80 feet)
70 years

Bareroot Seedlings

Age:  1/1

Size: 25 cm+


Appearance: Notable for its pointed, shiny, oval-shaped leaves and resin-dotted undersides. Apart from other native poplars, this species has sticky, fragrant buds that smell of balsam. Male trees flower in long, hanging catkins before the leaves appear and female trees disperse fluffy seeds into the air in late spring. Bark has flat gray scaly ridges at maturity.

Site and soils: Prefers moist soils; full sun; Prefers rich, well-drained soil. Grows with alders, willows, balsam fir, black spruce, white spruce, white birch or in stands.

Rural plantings: Can provide a quick “nurse crop” for shade-tolerant species needing wind protection to get established, such as hemlock or white pine.

Urban settings: Often planted as a fast-growing windbreak in rural areas and does not root sucker as readily as other species.

Native to: Ontario

All our plants are grown from local seed sources on our nursery in Kemptville.

Bareroot seedling stock ranges in size from 15cm to 1m in height, stock may be sorted and sold by size depending on species and stock development. The minimum grading size is identified in the description.

We do on occasion purchase seed from other areas for purpose grown trees such as Balsam and Fraser Fir for Christmas trees where no local seed sources are available.

Our plants are suitable and hardy for planting in areas throughout Eastern and Central Ontario from Toronto or North Bay eastward as well as southwestern Quebec. Our plants are hardy for other locations but optimal growth may not be met, for advice on moving stock to other locations please contact the nursery office.

  • Product Code: b-balsam-poplar
  • Availability: SOLD OUT
  • $3.10
  • 20 or more $3.10
  • 100 or more $2.79
  • 250 or more $2.26
  • 500 or more $2.03
  • 1000 or more $1.80
This product has a minimum quantity of 20


Please note: trees are sold in multiples of 20, with a minimum total order of 100 trees.*

Billing and Shipping Information



Invoicing for the 2024 season has started.

Products ordered for Spring pick up

  • 50% deposit due upon invoicing
  • Final balance due by March 15th

Payment Schedule Information


Detailed information on pick up dates and shipping bareroot stock can be found here.