name botanical:Populus alba
other name:Silver Poplar
family:Willow family (Salicaceae)
height:20 - 30 m (66 - 99 ft)
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 margin:notched, sinuate
flowering:March - April
blossom color:greenish, red
The male flowers form catkins with red flowers. The female catkins are greenish.
The seeds are very small and are dispersed by the wind.
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
single tree or planting in groups, pioneer plant
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