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Populus alba

More About Populus alba

  • Fast-growing, with an irregular to broad, rounded crown
  • Ovate to rounded leaves, blue-green on top, silvery-white underneath
  • Young bark and twigs are silvery-white
  • Leaves tremble in the breeze, showcasing the attractive foliage
  • Dioecious; separate male and female trees
  • Inconspicuous catkins give way to capsules that open in mid-spring, dispersing cotton-tufted seeds

Zone:

3

Height:

15-22 m

Spread:

15-22 m
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White Poplar Growing and Maintenance Tips

The foliage of this tree provides visual interest, particularly when a breeze highlights the dual-coloured leaf. Tolerate of a wide range of soils and periods of drought.


Populus alba Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Habit

Rounded
Upright

Foliage Color

Silver
Blue
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Populus alba

Populus deltoides

Populus deltoides

Eastern Cottonwood

Populus tremuloides

Populus tremuloides

Trembling Aspen

Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling Silver'

Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling Silver'

Sterling Silver Linden