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Trees of Iowa: An Interactive Key

White poplar
(Populus alba)


Leaves are alternate, simple, with lobed and pointed tips.


Native to Europe and western Asia along rivers and in bottomlands.  Medium-sized to large tree.  Trunk is crooked, often forked, forming a large  spreading, irregular crown.

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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 to 15 years

Seed Bearing Frequency: Every year

Seed Stratification: None

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.

 

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