One of the best fast-growing trees known is the Hybrid Poplar. It can grow five to eight to even twenty-four inches a year. When mature, it can grow to a height of sixty inches, although the average is forty to fifty inches, and spreads roughly thirty inches. They make beautiful shade trees and are tall and oval. This is perfect for summer reading outside. Their leaves are long, wide and triangular. They typically grow to be three to six inches long and four to five inches wide. They are a shiny, silvery green in summer while being slightly more pale on the underside, and a gorgeous yellow in the fall. Not only is the hybrid poplar great for shade, but it also works wonderfully for a visual screen and on hillsides. They can even help stabilize dunes! It has tiny, reddish-purple flowers that can be enjoyed. This tree is beneficial too, which is another reason why it is so popular. It is highly sustainable, and after five to seven years you can use it for many things, including firewood and paper, but is so beautiful, why would you want to? It protects slower growing trees from the wind and helps your house the same way which can lower your energy bills. Plant them so they are roughly five feet apart so you can see the full beauty of the foliage.The hybrid poplar is very hardy, especially in the cold. As long as it gets at up to six hours in direct sunlight, you don't have to worry about it. This tree grows best in wet soils that are acidic and have alkaline. They are very easy to cultivate and maintain. It makes an excellent addition for those who don't know much about landscaping and is very low maintenance-you don't even require fertilizer. This magnificent tree can make a great addition to your yard. You can grow them from seeds or their roundball root form, and just wait to see the excellent results. Hybrid Poplars always arrive in beautiful condition.