Silver Chinese Poplar
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Fast, 3-4' per year.Crown conical to ovoid-globose, globose, or fastigiateMature Height - 50-75'Mature Width - 20-35'Longevity - Short-lived. Deteriorates rapidly after 60-70 years.
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Slender drooping catkin, up to 4" long: mid to late April before leaves emerge.Fruit - 0.12" yellow-green capsules drooping catkin-like clusters releasing white cottony seeds in late May-mid June.Leaf - Deltoid-ovate leaves glabrescentvdark green above, with silver-white pubescence beneath.Fall Color - YellowBark - Bark at first dull gray, becoming grayish green to grayish white, later dark gray on basal part of trunk, furrowed, rough.Other Features - Important sources of pulpwood and wood products.Possible Use - Pulp, timber, tools, furniture, matchwood; also commonly planted as a street tree and ornamental.Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Easily transplanted. Prefers moist soil but will tolerate dry soil.Native Habitat - Chinese plains; near sea level to 1500 m. Anhui, Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, S Liaoning, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, ZhejiangDiseases and Insects - None serious.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Poplar.- Other plants of the family Salicaceae.- Other plants of the genus Populus.- Other plants of the species Populus x tomentosa.