Trees by Genus

Genus 'Populus'

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Populus alba
Populus balsamifera
Populus x canadensis
Populus x canadensis 'Regenerata'
Populus x canadensis 'Robusta'
Populus canescens
Populus deltoides
Populus grandidentata
Populus lasiocarpa
Populus nigra
Populus nigra 'Italica'
Populus nigra var. betulifolia
Populus tremula
Populus tremuloides
Populus trichocarpa

Populus canescens (Grey Poplar)

Populus canescens

Native: South, central, western Europe, including Britain

Location: Commonly grown for ornament and shelter, especially by the sea.

Foliage

Leaves are covered with a white down which falls away remaining only on undersides and sometimes only faintly. Some consider this to a hybrid between White Poplar (Populus alba) and Aspen (Populus tremula).

Flowers

Populus canescens

Flowers open in March, males red and silky grey, about 5-10cm long, females greenish and silky about 2-5cm.

Fruits

Populus canescens

Fruiting catkins are about 10cm long and release cottony seeds in June.