Previous species
Previous Species

Next Species
Next Species

Home Page

Order CD-ROMs from the site

Tell a Friend

Gardening Books

Gardening Catalogs

 

White Poplar, Silverleaf Poplar
Scientific Name: Populus alba L.
Synonym:
Family: Salicaceae
White Poplar, Silverleaf Poplar (Populus  alba)
Populus alba, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 1: 587. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 3-8

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Central and southern Europe to western Siberia and central Asia

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, 40 to 70 feet tall (12-21 m) or more, 25 feet spread (7.5 m); greenish-white bark on young tree, dark and rough on old trees; 3 to 5-lobed leaves, with white, woolly underside, up to 5 inches long (12 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular deep watering

Propagation: Cuttings, suckers


Can be invasive.
Populus alba var. bolleana, also sold as Populus bolleana or Populus alba 'Pyramidalis', has a columnar form and is also prone to send suckers.

Mature Populus alba trunk, Herman, D.E. et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Admin., Bismarck, ND.

Populus alba leaves, Herman, D.E. et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Admin., Bismarck, ND.

Blooming Habits:
Red flowers.

Fruiting Habits:


Sponsors:

www.springhillnursery.com Michigan Bulb - 120 x 60 Lawns Banner! Gurney's 120 x 60 A

We do get a small commission out of these sponsors that helps financing the website.  Let us know if you are satisfied or dissatisfied of their services, since obviously we are trying to advertise only for reputable garden supply companies.  They might be helpful to get plants not generally available at the local garden center, getting a new and unusual gardening tool or get a discount Better Homes and Gardens magazine subscription.

 

Desert Tropicals Home Page | List of All the Plants | More in the Salicaceae family | Tell your friends about this page

Desert-Tropicals is dedicated to provide gardening advice, gardening ideas, and information about flower of all kind for landscape and collections. We try to check carefully the identification of the plants on the illustrations as well as the other information from the page, but occasionally errors do occur. if you notice anything that needs to be changed please contact us. Thanks.

1998-2005 Philippe Faucon, All Rights Reserved.