Populus ×canadensis Moench

English Canadian poplar ISEIA: C3
Lëtzebuergesch Kanadesch Pëppel EASIN
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Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

Distribution map of Populus × canadensis Moench in Luxembourg. Recorder database, MNHNL, 26.03.2019.

The Canadian poplar, Populus x canadensis, is a tree species that originates from hybridization events between P. nigra, the European poplar and two American poplars, P. deltoides and P. angulata. It occurs in many varieties and can appear spontaneously wherever the parent species is present, but is also commonly bred and planted all over the world. The Canadian poplar thrives on periodically inundated flood plains, nonetheless it can also be found in ruderal areas. The tree threatens to extinguish its parent species and can contribute to the desiccation of its wetland habitats.

The first documented occurrence of the species in Luxembourg dates from 1983. It was found by Léopold Reichling on 2nd September 1983 in Ehnen (Municipality of Wormeldange). There are 53 observations indicated in the Recorder database. The Canadian poplar is rather common in Luxembourg.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C3 (2+2+2+1) (Ries et al. 2013: 18).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Ries, C., Y. Krippel, M. Pfeiffenschneider & S. Schneider, 2013. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of non-native vascular plant species in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 114: 15-21. [PDF 652 KB]

Suggested citation of this webpage

Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2019. Populus ×canadensis Moench. In: neobiota.lu - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. URL: https://neobiota.lu/populus-x-canadensis/ [26.03.2019].

 Last updated on Friday, April 20, 2018.