The leaves of Canadian poplar are triangular to ovate. They are dark green, glossy and very tight. In the sprouting the leaves are red-brownish. The leaf margin is notched.
The male flowers are reddish and hang out in 10 cm (3.9 in) long catkins.
The poplar produces a lot of seed wool. When the seeds come off it looks as if it snows.
The twigs are yellowish to light gray with leaf scars. The buds are heaped and are very thick, greenish and pointed.
timber plant for paper production, planting in groups