SRC poplar cuttings and rods

We can supply the following poplar varieties:

Belgian

Gaver (Populus deltoides x Populus nigra)

DBH of 6-8 cm at 5 years. Branchy variety with small leaves that is tolerant to high altitudes and exposure. Moderately suceptible to rust.

Gibecq (Populus deltoides x Populus nigra)

DBH of 6-7 cm at 5 years. Branches are upright. Tolerant to high altitudes and exposure. Moderately suceptible to rust.

The timber quality of Gaver and Gibecq is high. The growth is not quite as rapid as other varieties but is still impressive. They are sometimes planted on the edge of the plantation to provide some shelter to faster growing but less wind tolerant varieties.

Muur (Populus deltoides x Populus nigra)

Very fast growing with high yields; suitable to most soils, but better in well drained soils; suitable for 5 year rotations. Good resistance to most diseases. Drought tolerant but somewhat more susceptible to frost.

Vestern (Populus deltoides x Populus nigra)

DBH of 6-7 cm at 5 years. Suitable to most soils, but better in rich and medium drained soils. Suitable for 2-3 year rotations. Good resistance to most diseases.

Oudenburg (Populus deltoides x Populus nigra)

Very fast growing with high yields. DBH 8 cm at 5 years. suitable to most soils, but better in well and medium drained soils. Suitable for 2-3 year rotations. Good resistance to most diseases.

Griminge 

Outstanding, vigorous variety with large leaves. DBH of 8-10 cm at 5 years. Grows well on marginal land and even sand dunes. Suitable as a fodder crop. Resistant to rust. More prone to snap in high winds. Sorry this variety is out of stock for 2021.

AF18 poplar variety in 3rd year- (never harvested)

Italian

A4A (Populus x canadensis)

Outstanding, vigorous variety with large leaves. DBH of 8-10 at 5 years. The high degree of branching makes it slightly more difficult to harvest. Good as a fodder crop and as a nursery crop for poultry. Drought tolerant but moderately susceptible to rust. More prone to snap in high winds

AF2 & AF7

These are siblings. Both are adaptible varieties that can tolerate exposure, high altitudes and drought. DBH of 8 at 5 years. Resistant to rust. AF2 is more suitable for biomass production.

AF8 (Populus x generosa)

This variety can be managed as a coppice with 7-8 year rotation. DBH of 9-10 at 5 years. Can tolerate some exposure, high altitudes and drought. More prone to snap in high winds. Moderately susceptible to rust.

We can also supply AF13, AF16 and AF18 (all Populus x canadensis)

There are three main sizes available:

  • 22 or 25 cm cuttings – these can be used for hand planting into a weed free seed bed
  • 40 cm cuttings – these can be used for hand planting through geotextile membrane. They can also be used for gapping up.
  • 1.5 or 1.75 m rods – these are suitable for planting poplar as a single stem tree at wider spacings

Poplar for windbreaks

TT32 (Populus balsamifera x P. trichocarpa)

The most suitable poplar for windbreaks. The ‘Balsam Spire’ grows on a wide range of soils (light sandy, medium loam and heavy clays) but prefers moist conditions. It can reach 30 m in height. It has an elegant narrow crown and its early leafing is of benefit for providing shelter to farm and horticultural crops. Its narrow branch angle allows it to survive and grow at narrow spacings.

Price list 

Number of unitsPrice per 25 cm cuttingPrice per 40 cm cuttingPrice per 1.5 m rod
> 5 000£0.15£0.25£0.72
1 000 - 4 999£0.19£0.30£0.91
50 - 999£0.25£0.41£1.20
< 50£0.55£0.83£2.00

Please note:

  • Prices are ex VAT and transport
  • These varieties are dispatched from Hereford in England
  • Discounts are available for repeat orders.

If you are interested in purchasing SRC poplar cuttings or rods for 2021 planting please contact us.