White poplar (Populus alba) is a medium to large tree native to Europe and western Asia along rivers and in bottomlands. Its trunk is crooked, often forked, forming a large spreading, irregular crown. The leaves are three to five lobes, long and almost as long as broad. Leaf underside and twigs are hairy and white. Branches are cream or white colored.
Hardiness: Zones 1 through 6
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Shape: Narrow to rounded
Height: Mature size varies with species, ranging from 50 feet to 100 feet.
Width: Varies with species.
Site Requirements: Native to North America, aspen trees grow naturally in moist sites and full sun.
Flowering Dates: Aril - May
Seed Dispersal Dates: May - June
Seed Bearing Age: 10-15 years
Seed Bearing Frequency: Yearly
Seed Stratification: No stratification period is needed.
Diseases that Can Affect White Poplar
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