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 alba (White Poplar)

Populus alba

Also known as: Abele

Native: Western and central Europe and central Asia

Location: Cultivated in Europe and North America for ornament in streets, parks and gardens and found to be useful for shelter near the sea as it withstands salt spray.

Is considerably shorter in Britain.


Leaves are lobed and covered entirely by thick white down when first open, but becoming dark glossy green on upper surface and pure white underneath.


Populus alba

Flowers open in April before leaves unfold, males reddish crimson and hairy about 7.5cm long females greenish yellow about 5cm long.


No sample available

Fruit catkins release white cottony seeds in June.