Bare root Black Poplar plants are only available to buy and plant from November - March, but can be pre-ordered at any time outside of the bare root season.
Black Poplar leaves are highly recognisable, with their heart-shaped look and long tips. Young leaves are often covered in tiny hairs, too, which they then shed in the Autumn.
The plant also produces male and female catkins, but on separate trees- the technical term for this is dioecious. The catkins are either red (for males) or yellowy-green (for females), and will be pollinated by the gushing wind. Female catkins will develop into fluffy seeds that fall near the end of Summer.
As it is a bare root plant, we recommend planting your Black Poplar as soon as possible as the roots are fragile and cannot be left to dry out.