Belongs to: trees

White poplar Populus alba

Best time to see: all year

Key facts

A fast-growing spreading tree with grey bark and silvery-coloured leaves

Its young twigs, buds, and the undersides of its palmate leaves are covered with white down

Widely planted, but grows naturally along streams and in marshy ground

  • tree
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© Tony Gunton

© Tony Gunton