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Name: Bryan K.
Status: other
Age: 30s
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Date: Thursday, June 06, 2002


Question:
How do you sex a hybrid poplar tree? I am told that when selecting poplars that the female species is not desirable.


Replies:
This should be helpful:

http://www.cnf.ca/plantwatch/aspen.html

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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