Characteristics: intermediate between the parents.
Similar species: No information at this time.
Habitat and ecology: This hybrid grows in sandy soil and is rarely found far from Lake Michigan.
Occurence in the Chicago region: native
Notes: Populus species as a whole are subject to many diseases and insect pests, such as canker and tent caterpillars, which often kill the tree or make it unattractive. These risks, in conjunction with a water-hungry root system, have made the Populus species less desirable for landscape use.
Etymology: Populus is the Latin word for poplar. Jackii honors John George Jack (1861-1949), a Canadian dendrologist working in Boston, Massachusetts.