Populus grandifolia

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Populus grandifolia
  • COMMON NAME: Large-toothed Poplar
  • FAMILY: Salicaceae
  • NATIVITY: Maine to North Carolina west to Illinois
  • GROWTH HABIT:  50-70’
  • HARDINESS:  USDA Zone 3 to 5 (6)
  • OPTIMUM GROWING CONDITIONS:  Optimum growth in moist soils with full sun but can grow in gravelly soils.
  • SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: Successional
  • FACULTATIVE STATUS:  Facultative Upland
  • LANDSCAPE VALUE:  Good tree for sandy slopes
  • FOLIAGE:   Alternate, simple, on a long petiole and irregularly toothed on the margin.  New growth is pubescent and changes to yellow in the fall.
  • BUDS:  Imbricately scaled, long and pointed, fine pubescence is evident.
  • BARK:  Bark is light in color sometimes a greenish gray color, nondescript.
  • FRUIT:  Nearly pear-shaped with fine hair tufts at the tip.  Non-descript
  • PESTS:  None serious
University of Delaware

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