White Poplar

Tree profile

name botanical: 
Populus alba
common name: 
Silver Poplar
common name: 
Abele
family: 
Willow family (Salicaceae)
species: 
deciduous tree
height: 
20 - 30 m (66 - 99 ft)
leaf: 

The leaves of White poplar are sinuate. On the upper leaf side pale green on the underside snow white tomentose. The leaf margin is notched.

leaf shape: 
triangular
leaf margin: 
notched, sinuate
leaf position: 
alternate
fall foliage: 
yellow
flowering: 
March - April
blossom color: 
greenish, red
blossom description: 

The male flowers form catkins with red flowers. The female catkins are greenish.

fruit: 

The seeds are very small and are dispersed by the wind.

branches: 

The branches are first tomentose white, later gray and hairy.

bark: 
The bark is whitish first smooth, later barky black.
root: 
Deep- and shallow-rooting plant, extremely wide, root sprouts forming
location: 
Sun to half-shade
soil: 
sandy - loamy to loamy
ph value: 
schwach acid to slightly alkaline
usage: 

single tree or planting in groups, pioneer plant

Basisdaten

white poplar (Populus alba) leaf
white poplar (Populus alba) leaf
  • white poplar (Populus alba) leaf
  • white poplar (Populus alba) leaf underside
  • white poplar (Populus alba) leaves
  • white poplar (Populus alba) tree in winter
  • white poplar (Populus alba) flowers
  • white poplar (Populus alba) fruit
  • white poplar (Populus alba) bud
  • white poplar (Populus alba) twig
  • white poplar (Populus alba) twig
description: 

The area of origin of the Silver poplar ranging from the Iberian Peninsula to North Africa. This large tree is very common in Europe to central Asia.

Typical diseases for White Poplar

Typical fungi for White Poplar