Populus balsamifera 'Vita Sackville West'
  • Populus balsamifera 'Vita Sackville West'
  • Populus balsamifera 'Vita Sackville West'

Populus balsamifera 'Vita Sackville West'

£35.00

(Balsam Poplar) Populus balsamifera 'Vita Sackville West' is a fine selection of balsam poplar which comes from Vita Sackville West's garden and as the young leaves emerge in spring the air around this fast growing large tree is infused with the lovely smell of balsam.

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This fine selection of balsam poplar comes from Vita Sackville West's garden and as the young leaves emerge in spring the air around this fast growing large tree is infused with the lovely smell of balsam. The leaves are bright green, turning shades of yellow and bronze before falling in autumn (shown in the first photo).

Populus balsamifera 'Vita Sackville West' is a vigorous, hardy large tree which is ideally suited for cool damp sites.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Wet or well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
  • Habit: Populus balsamifera 'Vita Sackville West' grows to be a tall, shapely and reasonably narrow tree.
    • Height: up to 25 m (82 ft)
    • Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
  • Notes: Populus balsamifera 'Vita Sackville West' has a vigorous root system and should not be planted close to drains or house foundations. (Minimum 10 - 12 m away ideally)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Tree - Large (over 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Special: Windy & Exposed, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
Special Features
Scented, Screening/Hedge

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